The God of Surprises. That’s our God. We are not bound by where we grew up. We have a God who wants to use us and do the impossible in our lives. Who would have thought that a CCS teacher and four students (two 6th grade and two 10th grade) would go to China to speak on behalf of our school? Who would have thought that CCS now has a piece of land in the Cuatro community and is currently developing plans for a high school for grades 7-12? This is God giving and fulfilling dreams…revealing Himself to our students...all for His glory. View the following video and updated web site to get a sense of what's happening with CCS! ....It is so EXCITING! Video: https://www.facebook.com/kidsinternationalministries/videos/1777215215669433/ The URL to the CCS Page on the web site is https://www.kidsim.org/kids/cuatro-christian-school Enjoy the pictures and comments from our CCS teacher and students who went on this amazing adventure with Kids IM Board Member Dave Yuen and Philippines Directors Norman and Tina Denler. First-time experiences: To go on an out-of-town trip, ride in an airplane, stay at a hotel, go to another country, eat roasted duck. Teacher Hanna: Everything in our trip was first time. First time to be in an airport, first time to bring a suitcase, to have a passport/visa and a ticket, first time to ride an airplane, to attend a very formal event, to witness an auction and, most importantly, to be in China. What was China like? The students especially noticed the cleanliness of Beijing, its fresh air, and the people’s obedience to their environmental laws. They also experienced that it’s cold even if the sun is out. Enjoyed most: Two of their favorite experiences were going up on the Great Wall of China and eating roasted duck. Shown on the Great Wall are two new friends who noticed the alma mater hat worn by KIM board member, Dave Yuen. How did this experience impact your relationship and view of God: "Realizing that God is real—it would not have happened without God’s intervention—and that God planned this for us to enjoy." "To be a strong person and to believe in myself, that I can do what other people can do…to be a good daughter and a follower of God and to have faith and hope, and to love my neighbors." "Showed me how powerful and amazing God is. I can really say that, “Nothing is impossible with Him!” Going to China still seems impossible for me, but then God is just so good that He has given me this kind of opportunity." "The experience made me realize how great God is. At the age of 16, He started using me for His ministry. That experience shows me that God is really working in my life." Seeds of Hope 2018 Charity Gala: Shown above with Amos Lyso, Kids IM Philippines Board Member, each of our CCS representatives shared with the attendees about their experiences at CCS. How has this experience changed your thinking about life? "It changed me to take care of our country, to be clean, to enjoy life, and that dreams do come true with the help of God." "To be an obedient person, to take care of my country and to enjoy life even though I have problems." "Through this experience, I have realized that life is just full of surprises! God truly acts upon our lives." "Our trip reminds me that God is really the God of surprises and wonders! This trip reminds me to be more grateful." "In China, we met so many people. Most do not really know how to speak English. But one guy who initiated with us, though it was hard to communicate with him, he really was trying to understand. That made me realize that I should try my very best on everything, to continue and not give up, because life is better if we give our best. Everything is in the palm of God’s hand…we just need to obey." Keep on Dreaming: Director Norman Denler afterwards asked: “Now that you’ve been to China, where do you want to go next?” Their responses? Two said Paris, the others Hong Kong, Korea and Israel. In the Newsletters section of the web site you can log in and click on "Follow" to know whenever a new post is made. It’s a great way to stay updated with any or all of the KIDS ministries!