Hello dearest brothers and sisters,
It has been all business the last 2 days prepping all the materials (sermons, small groups, Purity and Unity/Racism seminars, structure and schedule) of the 2nd annual Bible camp. We have seen many of the same kids from last year and some have become Christians and many have grown significantly spiritually. One boy in particular named Reuben (on the back right of the below picture) was so so hungry to learn about the Word of God and constantly is asking us to explain and interpret the meaning of different scriptural text. Another boy named Phellepouss (in the back left of the below picture), was one of the poorest of the youth and doing the most poorly in school being many many grades behind. He often would come on Sunday service and the others would tell Steve that he really needs some food right away. Most kids eat one meal a day or every 2 days. Phellepouss sometime would not have eaten for several days. The first days kids were asked to recited memorized John 15:1-17, Phellepouss stood up and while many of the kids were laughing and doubting him, Phellepouss Perfectly recited the whole passage! All the kids roared in a cheer as Steve and Korean missionaries began to cry. Now Phellepouss’ demeanor is rapidly changing and he has been faithful in attending Sunday Service and God seems to be changing him.
A girl named, Taimi, was getting beaten every time she attended Agape Youth group service but STILL attend Sunday service faithfully and we somehow were able to convince her legal guardian to let her attend.
This will be a short post as we are packing to depart to a nearby campsite for the bible camp. We are not sure if there will be wifi there so will give an extended post when we return.