Thirteen of our two hundred students are actually from Tanzania, so they stayed on campus while everyone else packed up their bags and headed home for a few days. Emily and I knew it would be difficult for our Tanzanians to be so far from home over break, so we were excited to spoil them and love on them a little more than usual.
We spent LOTS of time playing on the field, swinging on the swings, and talking about life.
We also have two projects we're involved in that are very close to our heart, and we would greatly appreciate your prayers!
First, we are working with a group of pastors in Machakos County to change the way their Sunday school program works. Last week, we met with different teachers from their churches to talk about the importance of dividing children up by age and gearing their lessons for where the children are developmentally. We also provided them with some Bible lessons from New Life Camp, one of our favorite places in Raleigh. We're so excited to see how the same lessons that greatly impacted our walk with Christ spread the truth to many, many children in Machakos. Please pray for the children, teachers, and pastors!
Second, Legacy, the school we're at now, just launched its fundraising page for clean, running water! Clean, running water is something that we take for granted everyday in America as we hop in the shower, brush our teeth with the water from the sink, or flush a toilet. We are used to having it readily available wherever we turn, and we quickly forget that there are people all over the world walking long distances to retrieve water. We grab a drink whenever we feel the slightest bit thirsty or jump in the shower whenever we feel the slightest bit dirty, forgetting that people just like us in other parts of the world don't have that same privelege. If you are looking for a tangible way to serve the least of these or feel God calling you to contribute to this fundraiser, follow this link. If you are unable to contribute, please pray!
To watch a video of our daily life here in Narok, follow this link.