Friday, February 5, 2010

Teaching the Word

Every Tuesday and Thursday I lead a Bible Study at the school. It is a great opportunity to share the Word of God. There are about 185 students at the school; about one fourth of them are Christians and the other three fourths are Muslim. The turn out always varies.

One day we talked about how to pray to God. I taught them the ACTS prayer; adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. We made bracelets with different textured bead that represent each word. Big success!

Another day we talked about Daniel and the lion’s den. I had the students act it out like a movie. They love movies (I know what you are thinking, they are blind they can not see, sure but they can hear and some of the kids have a little vision, you can be legally blind but still have a little sight). They really enjoyed that.

Today we talked about Jesus feeding the multitude and how God will always provide for us. I cut out fish and had them decorate it with different tactile things; pom poms, feathers and I had them color with crayon because you can feel the difference. That was fun.

News of the day:

Evelyn (my pet lizard) no long lives on my ceiling of my bathroom but now in the drawer where I keep my plates, pots and forks. I know this because she left me little presents this morning. She also found my stash of bread; she thought it would be ok if we shared…

Every day the students have breakfast at 8:30am (this is after assembly, devos and one class). Today I was walking past a classroom and saw one of my students, Fuseini, sitting in there by himself. I asked him why he was not at breakfast and he told me he did not feel well. Like a good teacher I asked him what does not feel good, for how long, and if he needed anything. Really he was just happy someone cared; he looked at me and said he will be ok. I asked him if it would be ok if I prayer for him. Fuseini looked at me smiled and nodded his head. I asked if we could pray now and he said yes. Now I do not know if Fuseini believes that Jesus Christ loves him so much He died for him or not but, Fuseini does now that I care for him a really lot and he knows right there in the classroom I prayed to Jesus to heal him and for him to you know Christ. – What a great opportunity God laid out in front of me.

Patsy: to answer your question about the motel, well lets just say that Grandma would not stay there…


  1. Pictures uploaded to this and yesterday's update - so those of you following you can go to yesterday's post and see a photo of Lee and Anna with some of other Ghana people... Please note (Maddy told me) that the boy on the right of the above photo - is Albino - a student there...

  2. Maddy,
    Love reading your reflections - and just wanted to let you know that Dr. Rice mentioned you in both sections of SPED 216 while teaching us a little Braille. He said that he wants to do a Braille interim next year. Continued blessing upon your work.
    Prof Post

  3. Maddy!
    You are wonderful. I got a chance to brag about you like a week ago. A friend that I met said she went to Africa to serve and I'm like "NO WAY! My friend's in Africa right now!" Than I talked you up and I think everyone thought I was crazy, but that's not much different than what everyone thinks of me anyways...
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Maddie, I am a computer idiot and I finally, today, with Liz's help found your web site. I am so proud and thrilled that you have this opportunity to be a blessing to others and to share the word. I'm praying for you and your adventure.
    Mrs. Z

  5. This is awesome Maddy. And I laughed when I read about your dear friend Evelyn. Keep up the great ministry! We definitely miss you at sunday snacks!

  6. Wow...good my Mom use to say..God is always watching and puts a star in your crown for good deeds...... sure your crown is getting full...keep up the good work. Patsy

    P.S....don't book a room at the Motel for me either. reading your work

  7. I cannot believe the wonderful experiences you are having. So I'm wondering, are you going to come back?

    I'm glad that you are growing and learning about such wonderful people and culture.

    It is about a month and you will be back.....enjoy each day!

  8. Maddy, your trip to the radio station with those students will be remembered by them the rest of their live. You showed them how far they can go with just a little help by someone who cares for them. You are opening their world in unbelievable ways. Blessings. Sylvia and Dick