Will you go out without knowing?
Another fulfilling few days! We had a beautiful church service at EGCH for American Easter. Next Sunday is Ethiopian Easter. So we will be celebrating Ethiopian style. Argaw, Chuck & Claire (friends from California who have been teaching at EGCH) preached and preformed a drama on the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. And then the children re-enacted the story. We were blessed by three choirs, the school age children’s choir, the pre-school children’s choir and the Visitor’s choir (a group of older boys from another ministry). Argaw included calisthenics for the pre-service activities. I was impressed - I think we should consider adding this to our church services at home. Later in the day we joined a small group of friends for a very American Easter dinner and egg hunt at Gary & Felecia’s house. To sum it up — a ton of very good food and lots of sweets with a bunch of dear brothers and sisters. I love how we can celebrate the gift of salvation by remembering the death and resurrection of our Lord no matter where we are, or who we are with - simply beautiful! I am looking forward to doing it all over again next Sunday Ethiopian Style.
Today, I was able to spend some quality time one on one with some of the children at EGCH. First, I worked with the older girls, Marta, Fasika and Beti with their English. Very, very smart girls - with sweet spirits! God is definitely working in their lives and will use them as fine examples for the younger children. I LOVED it! It is so nice to get to know each of their personalities the way God designed them. I want more and more of that. I hope to do a little bio on each of them in a few months - to share what I have learned from them. I asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up and they all answered “Mommy” - which is what they call Rachel. How precious!
Later in the afternoon the younger school age children came home and I was able to spend some time with them too. Lantu was also hanging out with me - she is so anxious to learn, even though she has so many disabilities. She is a fine example of tenacity and perseverance. Claire is getting some Braille books for her from the states. She is waiting with expectation for that day to hurry up and get here! I also worked with Girum and Christian with the flash cards. They did a little acting out with their English. See photos - love those kiddos! Christian is a firecracker - and I love it! And Girum - well look at that handsome little face - who could resist it? Not me!
More later my friends….
“Do you believe in a miracle working God, and will you “go out” in complete surrender to Him until you are not surprised one iota by anything He does?” Oswald Chambers
Yep, that’s my God!