Alright today isn’t St. Patrick’s day but today my sisters and I are teaching about St. Patrick’s ministry in Ireland!! It’s real exciting cause I love St. Patrick’s day and leprechaun’s and Irish stuff, so this Good News Club is going to be GREAT! But it’s interesting that many people don’t know the real reason for St. Patrick’s…I find it very sad. Cause Patrick is a great example of who God can use to share His word. Patrick wasn’t even Irish….he didn’t even want to go to Ireland…he was captured and taken to Ireland where he was sold as a slave. And after working for a Druid chief for 6 years he was able to return to England…his home. But he had dreams about Ireland and the people there and he knew that’s where God wanted him. He went back to the people who took him away…he went back cause he knew the people of Ireland needed God!
How amazing that he was able to go back and tell those people about Christ and what He did! His impact in Ireland was so great; yet today people only celebrate St. Patrick’s day for beer. So I’m excited to teach this story so that the children in our Good News Club will know the real meaning of St. Patrick’s day! And be able to pass it on to their parents and others!!
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”