For three days, college students from the University of Georgia spent their mornings in a remote village sharing the Gospel with eager children. The vast majority of these children have never heard any New Testament stories and their knowledge of Jesus is as “Isa” in the Quran.
The story of creation and salvation was taught using skits and other visuals, and then the children were broken up into four groups for a craft that went along with the story.
|Abebe and a team member help group the children|
|We three kings?|
The university students had fun teaching songs with hand motions, and after they learned the songs and motions they had competitions between the groups to see who could do the motions the best or faster, and that created great fun for the children. The team brought soccer balls, too, so after the formal teaching time there were pick-up soccer games with barefooted children, some having only a shirt to wear.
After a morning of Bible teaching, the team got down and dirty planting 500 tree starts along the perimeter of the church property with the help of some of the men in the church.
This is the first time this church or this town has ever had a mission team come and serve them! The group from Georgia displayed servants’ hearts, were willing to work hard and go out of their way to forge relationships with the children and the church leadership.
This past weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the UG team lead a Bible time for children in our Adoption Ministry 1:27 partner church in Sheshemene, Gospel Light. Monday, the team goes back again to the same village they had VBS and will spend two days painting the church. Thank you, University of Georgia students, for being valuable ambassadors from the church in the United States!