Tuesday, September 28, 2010

VBS Day 2

Hello, Casey here again.

Today was another great day. Much like last year I feel like I get more out of this than the kids or the LSEs do. Desmond, one of the LSEs at Masi, led our devotion for the morning & he rocked my face off. Seriously, he challenged us all. He talked about why we follow Jesus and how sometimes we can have the wrong motives. All of these LSEs have such deep knowledge and love for the Word that is so refreshing. Most of them are in their early twenties but far surpass most Christians their age in the spiritual depth.

I have also been so impressed with one of our BBC team members, Jonah Reels. He is only 14 years old and I have to be honest when I heard he was going, I couldn't imagine that was a good idea. I was so wrong. In our debriefing he told a story of how he connected with one of the kids who told him that his father had died. Jonah said one of the most profound things I've ever heard especially from a 14 year old. In telling of his response to the child, he said that he didn't want to feel sorry for the kid. He then said, "I figure these kids have enough people feeling sorry for them." I wanted to shout "praise the Lord" at the top of my lungs. He touched on a huge problem within missions. These kids do not need to be pitied. They just need you to listen and show them the love of God. So, Jonah did just that. How impressive and what a lesson I learned.

We have been so blessed to have such a great team unity. Everyone is getting along so well and new frienships are blossoming. We had such a great team last year and so I was concerned that this year couldn't live up to last years team. The teams are totally different but both have been so wonderful.

Taylor, the Children's Worship Coordinator, decided to take an adventure at the beach. He ventured out on rocks out in the middle of the water where large waves break. Well, he got swept away twice and he (as well as everyone else) thought he was gonna die. He cut his arm open & hurt his foot as well. I cannot do the story justice & will be posting the video of the whole ordeal later. It's highly entertaining so you'll want to come back and watch it.

Tomorrow is the day where we talk about how to become a Christian, so we could use extra prayers. Of all the days Satan tries to attack, this is the one that he attacks the most. Please pray for our attitudes and that we would be especially attentive to the children. Also pray that we would get out of the way and let God do His work. Pray that authentic decisions would be made tomorrow that will transform the townships because it will be relationships with Christ that will redeem each township. The people of these communities don't need things. They don't need clothes, food, money, etc. They need God and all of those other things will be taken care of. Pray that we show them God
The girls at the beach

Rocks at the beach much like the ones that Taylor fell off.


Preschool kids at Masiphumelele


Post a Comment