Our day began with a change in plans. Heavy rains once again drenched the coastline during the time we were scheduled to work on mudding the walls of a hut for a family in Bomani. We flipped the day and started by spending time with the 7th graders in our primary schools. They will be our helpers next week during the Fun Days with our primary school kids so we get to know them and teach them what we will do together.
Pastor Mark had the joy of representing Fox River at the Bible Institute graduation. Fox River sponsors this ministry where rural pastors can receive excellent Bible training. Mark told us that the youngest person to receive this certificate was a high school student who wants to become a pastor and the oldest one was a church bishop who wanted more Bible training. What a blessing to consider all who will follow Jesus because of this investment!
After a wonderful lunch at New Life in Bomani, we set off with Pastor Abraham, Pastor Francis and the entire 7th grade class to mud the walls of a hut. The structure is built and the roof attached before the mud is applied.
The team was blessed with thank you gifts of coconuts and mangos that were given by the couple who owned the hut. The lady is in our adult literacy class at New Life and is so grateful for the opportunity to learn to read, write and do simple math.
As the team gathered this evening, they expressed how much they were blessed by getting to know the 7th graders and building the mud hut. Over and over they remarked about the gratitude of the people they sought to bless. It is humbling and deeply rewarding.
Tomorrow and Sunday are our big community out reach days. Please pray for clear skies and hearts open to Jesus.
Thank you all for allowing us to represent Fox River. It is our joy!