What an amazing first day of ministry. Our team members did a fenominal job presenting the Word of God to the children today. We started presenting the abstinence program today and everyone did a great job, especially Julie and Courtney. We presented the material at 3 schools today and these two ladies did the lion's share of the talking.
Every school from the children to the administrators was so welcoming and grateful for our visit and time at their schools. Most importantly, we ended today with over 50 children that asked for a visit from the local pastor because they are interested in making a decision to follow Jesus. Pray for this because we want to be sure the children are serious and not just making a decision because it may please the American visitors. Pray for the local pastor, Mwaura Wanyoike and his church leaders as they follow up with all of these children. And this is just Day 1!
We have a tremendous translator working with us this week. His name is Nelson Seed. He is a very talented translator and works very well with the children. Nelson makes us look really good because he is so engaging and interactive with the children.
Tonight at our first night of Bible Club we had 50 children come to hear a Bible story and play some games. Clint put on his old coach's hat and attempted to teach the children some new games. Some games were more sucessful than others, but the joy and laughter was the best part of the evening because a joy-filled smile trancends all cultures and languages.
"Flexibility" has been the buzz word for our team. We really have no idea what to expect from ministry site to ministry site, but we trust that the Lord will bless our preparation and our desire to be used for His glory.
Pray for us as we continue to share God's word. Pray for Pastor Mwaura as he thinks through the logistics of following up with all these children that are responding to God's Word. We wait in anticipation of God's great work in the days to come.