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…