We spent the day at Bomani and Vipingo working with our 6th and 7th graders that are going to be helping us the next two days with VBS. Each area had a group of children that were trained to lead and manage the activity. One of the things we are working on with the upper classes is training leaders. Leaders that will use the knowledge and resources we give them to teach others about Christ. It’s also moving to see that the younger children watch with eagerness to learn too. The more time we spend with the students, the stronger the rapport, and the more they feel open to talking with us about life. After we were finished training in Vipingo we took a walk through the village to Pastor Johns house where he prepared a wonderful lunch! We got to spend more time playing with the children. I was so much fun allowing the children bradding our hair and Daniel had about 10 girls bradding his hair…and let me tell you they pull it tight! Gina and Kelley spent some time with the staff today encouraging them and giving them a small gift of appreciation.
After returning to the hotel, we had some time to do a little shopping or relaxing before we head into the last few days of serving with our friends here in Kenya. Tomorrow we start of our goodbyes because it is our last day in Vipingo. I would ask that you pray for strength and grace as we leave our new friends so soon.