Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wordless Book

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Friday was my class's turn to sing a song for chapel. Well, we are an ambitious class so we sang two songs! One is a fun song I taught this summer in VBS and then this one. Somehow, as I was making sure they were all bathroomed, tucked in, and zipped I forgot my camera. So we taped this in the classroom specially for you;-) I love it because since the first week of school I have sung this song to them with the wordless book and we talk about what all of the colors mean. They were able to explain it to the other classes before singing it in chapel. We learned that even though we might not be able to speak everyone elses languages around us, we can still tell them about Jesus through 5 colors. Enjoy.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Palibe Ofana ndi Yesu!

I have to confess I've been listening to sermons by John Piper pretty much everyday and I'm PUMPED. God is teaching me so much right now I will explode! It has not been a tremendous week. I actually have received very bad and discouraging news about one of my friends and am in deep turmoil over her situation. My heart can hardly bare it. I have faith through that God will do something INCREDIBLE through my friend. There is no doubt that his glory will somehow be shown through her beautiful heart. God is so mighty. He is sovereign. He has chosen me and has me in the palm of his hand and will never let me go. I am seeing how wonderful God is for saving a wretch like me!
My students are doing great! Please pray for Tiffany. She has been sick every week that we have been back to school since Christmas. Pray for me to take my responsibility of shaping the lives of the 6 and 7 year olds God has given me for the year. Each heart is unique and precious in the sight of God. Last week for Bible I taught about the story where Jesus told the disciples to "let the little children come to me and do not hinder them." Some of them come from broken homes and some come from non-Christian families. Helping to shape their Christ-like character needs to be my priority everyday I am here.
Good stories for the week: Carey ate some bugs at recess which he was very proud of, Eungi has been talking in English a little during class and has started to write sentences!, and the bean plant that was supposed to die in the dark closet to teach that plants need sunlight, it grew taller then all of the other plants that had water and light.
We had our first youth small group last Sunday. 7 teens came. 1 South African, 1 European, and 5 Malawian guys. I am really excited about what God has in store for the group of teens who are not all confident in what they believe. We have a couple of ministry opportunities to do with the group and I can't wait to see Gods power! Pray for our next meeting this Thursday night!

Thank you all for your continual financial support! I am overwhelmed by your generosity and service!
Thank you for your prayer! I have been so blessed!

I would like to invite anyone who has a heart to serve and would like to teach next year to contact me. There are positions open at the academy next year. We also have a great need for someone at least for the summer to manage construction projects on campus. The current "fix-it" man has been here for 2 years and will be returning to the US at the end of the year. As you might know, I break things, not fix them, so I would be a hindrance in this area.

Palibe Ofana ndi Yesu! (there is no one like Jesus!)