Monday, March 25, 2013

Teaching, teaching

I was given a new student who is too young for my class but there is no space in the class of his age. While my class is writing stories and complete sentences he is learning to form letters and learning their names. In Burundi there is only one full English school. This boy, comes from an English speaking country and home this makes the choice of education in Burundi difficult. Please pray for The King’s School as it continues to shine the light of Christ to those in Burundi who have no other option for education.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Students Leading

Days of hand holding are over, you are old boys and girls now it is time for you to lead your own morning worship time.
It has been a joy to see these students of mine, some only 4 years old leading worship for their class. It’s great to see the seeds that are being planted coming to life. Every morning we have a time of worship and bible stories. We are reading a children’s Bible cover to cover. It is great for them to see the Old Testament stories connect with the New Testament. In the Muslim faith the Old Testament stories are the same. This gives a great platform for trust and the gospel to be shared with those who have heard those stories at home. My students who are Muslim are asking questions and really taking it all to heart. In the afternoon or on the playground I hear them talking to other students about questions they have about the stories.
Please continue to pray for all my students that the word would not fall on deaf ears.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Market Fire

My beloved market was burned to the ground. All that is left is the exterior brick walls and the remains of the crumpled roof. It’s been hard to find what we are looking for these days. When I need something I used to go through a ritual of thinking, where must I go in the market to get that. Now I start the process and stop—slightly annoyed that my ease of shopping has been interrupted. But for others their lively hood, their whole business has been destroyed. Please continue to pray for the many Christians who lost everything in the market fire.