Today during our free time I got to go with the boys, David, and Joshua on a hike in our hills. We got to explore some awesome caves that I was scared to go in... but did it and it ended up not being as scary as I thought. I had so much fun, I have been blessed for sure! It had just rained today in the morning so everything was so nice and fresh. Tomorrow all the teachers and kids will go up to the meadow to play capture the flag. I am praying for no rain! I could get used to this no school thing. Here are some pictures from the hike today:
I am stoked and I know the kids are also! Instead of school we are competing in games and many different events. Four teams play against one another to win and have tons of fun. So far we have had a Foosball tournament and a photo scavenger hunt, then tomorrow we will have a soccer tournament. My team is the white team and we have many pictures from the very silly photo scavenger hunt.
Christmas morning we all gathered together to eat pan dulce and celebrate together our Savior Kings birth. People from the states gave items for the kids that they can really use along with some toys. I'm praying for these kids that they can really understand why we celebrate Christmas and why it should be an every day remembrance. I am praying that they know the baby that was born... not just some random baby but their Savior. Praying that their relationship with Him grows and is firmly planted. Praying that they will rise up and take their place with our One and Everlasting God.
More pictures to come from the rest of this weeks activities!
On December 15th here at Rancho Sordo Mudo we had our Christmas production! All of the staff worked together to make this thing happen, it was A LOT A LOT A LOT of work and months of preparing. The play was all surrounding the life of Jesus starting from his birth. We had live skits, a live band, live dances, live songs of worship, video skits that played on the big screen and two languages all happening. Many of the students families got to come to watch it all go down, eat together before and after and be with their kids and love on them. It was a great time of fellowship and giving God the glory. That was my prayer for the whole thing... that the kids and staff who believe and love God could share His love with the families that do not yet known His. That is was is important, not the lights or the moves. What is important is our King! I pray that that was shown in all we did and how we talked with our students families. For pictures look at http://www.facebook.com/groups/13668350081/?fref=ts
Well it is over, but it is just getting started. It is an ongoing truth that we should be living daily. We have a Savior and we are not in bondage. We are free, lets live like we are free with joy in our hearts! "Chains have been broken eyes have been opened An army of dry bones is starting rise Death is defeated We are victorious for You are alive" Bethel Live- To our God
Chains have been broken eyes have been opened An army of dry bones is starting rise Death is defeated We are victorious for you are alive
OK BIG PRAISE! It seems to always be about money... well each month here at RSM we have to pay $250 a month for housing, food and a bunch of other things. I have $277 in my account and praying for money to appear, a miracle to happen. God does just that! Our family friends wanted to give money and aked how much was needed. I told my mom the exact amount that was needed for the rest of the school year, which is $1,500, and Graham family said they will support me and give $1,500! How awesome is that?! The exact amount that was needed they are giving! I do not need to worry, God is on top of it! Always faithful!
Will you Pray?!!! Pray for seeds to be planted in each child here & that their roots deep,solid, and strong. Pray for the staff here to have patience with the children... and continue pouring into the kids with boldness. Pray for our kids that "They will be called oaks of righteousness,a planting of the Lordfor the display of his splendor." Isiah 61