|Time for morning "uji."|
|Justa serving up the morning's porridge.|
SATURDAY: I had big plans for our teen girls ministry this weekend. We were going to play tons of water games and eat watermelon. Well, we ate the watermelon anyway.
|Finishing the morning with sticky faces. ;-)|
Many girls or few, I'm grateful for the chance to teach! Our theme this year is 1 Pet.3:3-4, and we're looking at different women in the Bible. Each week I ask, "As we read this story, look for the ways this woman displayed an inner beauty." Lydia. She was a businesswoman, yet she took time each Sabbath to join with other Jews in worship. She had a heart that was actively seeking God. We read Jer. 29:13 and Jas. 4:8, and I encouraged them to think about their own heart. What do they really want? What do they think about at night when they are alone with their thoughts? And I encouraged them, this is something ANYONE can do. God promises, if you seek Him with all your heart, you will FIND Him. What a PROMISE!
SUNDAY: Pastor Deli and Justa, their 2 girls Maria and Rachel, and I traveled out to a church plant in the village of Nyamasale. Before the service, Justa and I taught the children. She led the singing and taught the memory verse, Psa.119:89; and I taught the lesson on what the Bible is and where it came from.
|Diana (in purple) leading a song.|
|Older kids caught on to the game pretty well.|
After the service, Justa and I met with the four local teachers. We praised them for how well they're doing and shared that we were here for them. And to let us know if there was any specific way we can be of help.
It's quite the journey out to Nyamasale, plus the driver can never leave early when she is carrying the pastor of the church. We left town at 8am and didn't get home till 4:30.
|The younger kids needed some help, ok a lot of help!|