Green is for GROWING, and our green day was a growing/stretching day for me. With all the preparations for Easter at a fever pitch, all my fellow Tanzanian teachers were busy, so that I found myself starting our Kids Crusade by myself. It was rather awkward, half because I'm not really good at leading games, and the other half because the younger kids (3/4's of the group) don't know Swahili well just their tribal language (Kisukuma). All the other days a Tanzanian would lead the games and explain it well in Sukuma before they started. If I would have found myself leading games the FIRST day, it would have been a complete failure. At least the kids had played several of the games throughout the week and were familiar with them!
One of our Sunday school teachers-in-training was visiting from Mayoka. Do you remember Alex? Thankfully he had come to Igekemaja for a few days to help with the evening crusade, so I pulled him in to help us lead the singing time and help with keeping the young one's quiet.
It was also a GREEN day for me because the lesson for "Green Day" is more of a spiritual application lesson than a story from the Bible, and it's geared for our older kids. It was a struggle to keep everyone's attention, but I made it through!
Another BLESSING was to have a friend of mine visit and take some pictures. Thank you, Alicia Hazlett!
Thank you to all for your prayers for this special week. A personal praise: a felt a greater level of freedom in my Swahili this week. I still struggled and stumbled of course, but it didn't hinder me from enjoying the week and loving being with the kids each day. THANK YOU, LORD!