Agua Fiesta

Last night we had a special activity for our Bible study. I really wanted them to have the chance to hear from our friend visiting from the States, but as he leaves this morning, we had to set up a special meeting. Wasn’t sure how many people would come, but we had about fifty show up. St. kicked us off like always, and then he turned it over to our visiting brother, who delivered a fantastic message from Acts 8 on the Ethiopian eunuch. Talked a lot about the difference between searching for knowledge and searching for truth. An extremely relevant message for this bunch. There were some really good conversations afterwards, and I know of at least one profession of faith. In fact, it’s the third of St.’s friends to get saved! Praise the Lord!

After that, we had a big Chinese meal. Cost us about twenty-five American dollars, and it fed the whole group, with tons of leftovers. We also had the two new rooms mostly done up, and they really looked great. We gave all the painters a round of applause tonight, and they really seemed proud of the rooms – they really look great. I’ll talk more about this later, but we’d really like to prepare the place as a student center of sorts, a place where students can come and hang out, make friends, and develop an interest in God’s Word. We’re well on our way. The students are really amazed that the place is theirs to enjoy and experience.

Leaders were a big help last night. We played a big game, three teams each got a camera and a list of bizarre things, and they had to go out into the park behind our house to search for them. Things like, “three students riding a stone bear,” etc. They had to take pictures for forty-five minutes and come back to the place, where we looked at every team’s pictures on the projector, and judges scored them. Lots of fun. Even though the security guards wouldn’t let them into the park. And one of the team’s cameras didn’t work. And half the students had to go home in the middle of the event because of the buses.

But the point of the activity wasn’t to have a flawlessly executed game. It was to have our students spending time together enjoying themselves. We want them to feel like a family, a unit, a team, a body, a church! They all seemed to have a blast, so mission accomplished. Even if the stinkin’ security guard doesn’t let us in.

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One Comment on “Agua Fiesta”

  1. David Campbell October 25, 2007 at 8:20 pm #

    This is a wonderful work you are doing. Please let me know if there is anything you need or anyway that the church in the states can assist in what you are doing. My local church has resources on the ground in your part of the world. I will be praying for you all. I have recently read The Heavenly Man. I am proud to call you all brothers and sisters.

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