Today's HBC went great. Our attendance was up again to over 130. Pray for us as the numbers are becoming a challenge for our small team and limited meeting space. But we are excited that so many children are coming to learn more about our Savior.
Our theme today was "I can trust God, He makes me brave." We used the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to teach the children about God's faithfulness to give us the courage to do what is right, no matter what. So much is changing for these children. Their once small rural communities are experiencing rapid growth and change as road improvements bring more traffic and commerce. These changes bring many good things but also many things that could have a negative impact as well. Thank you for your continued prayers for these children as they are learning to follow the Lord in all things.
One of the highlights of every day is snack time. Most of these children come from poor families that struggle to carve out a life here. So snack time is a great moment for them as they fill their hungry stomaches. Each day, each child gets a large mug of juice and a huge sweet roll. We are working with a local bakery to provide the rolls and the kids love them. It's great to see the smiles of joy as the kids devour their snacks. It is a joy for us to be able to provide something so simple yet so appreeciated.
We have two more days to go. Pray for energy and strength as we finish well.