Tuesday, July 12, 2011

fruit for eternity

 Those days were busy ones.
We rose early in the morning,
had breakfast 

yay!  eggs for breakfast!

and devotions at the workshop. 
Then while Mark stayed to work, 
the rest of us split off to get ready for the day.

preparing crafts

tallying attendance from the previous day

filling teacher packets

learning the right words to ask a question
 The morning went by quickly,

a few moments of quiet with the Word

some extra time for a Dutch Blitz battle

and even to play with the neighbor kids (can you spot Michael, the leader of the pack?)
Then lunch at the workshop, 
and to the church by 1:30 to set up.

Bible Club went from 2:30 til 4:30
with a teacher's meeting afterward.
So we got back to the workshop in time for dinner at 6.

the girls taught games like "Duck, Duck, Goose" before club

and learned fun new songs

we realized that all are welcome in this place; even the dogs are not strangers

though the chickens seemed content to listen from the outside
there was beauty in the smiles

and in new friendships

even Mark stopped by to enjoy the experience!
at the close of the last day
By the last day, Leanne and I were weary, but thankful.
What an honor to come alongside the believers of this village,
to provide them with tools to do something they've never done before,
and to see the joy it brought.
We pray for fruit for eternity.

"All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth."
Colossians 1:6

And they invited us to come back.
Only next time, one teacher said,
"we want to invite 1,000 children!"


Choate Family said...

Oh! We love Dutch Blitz, too :-) Praying for that fruit right along with you.

us5 said...

thank you for your prayers!