Wednesday, July 31, 2013

All Things for Good

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

Sometimes at Masana, we get to see this verse played out so beautifully.  God often uses what our earthly minds perceive as bad to bring about His perfect plans.....street boys leaving the streets and returning to their families.  

Emergency appendicitis....former street kid is now at home with his family.

Severe case of malaria....former street kid is now at home with his family.

Tumor on neck....former street kid is now at home with his family.

1st and 2nd degree burns on chest and face....former street kid is now at home with his family.

Hit by a car and endured multiple surgeries...former street kid is now at home with his family.

HIV+ diagnosis....former street kid is now at home with his family.

Pray for these boys who are now back with their families.  Some have been home already for a year or more while others have just recently faced these tragedies and made the decision to return home.  And praise God for His promise to work all things together for good to those who love Him!!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Superheroes of the Bible

A few months ago, we started dividing up the younger and older boys of Masana a couple of times a week for our church services.  It has been so much fun!  Myself and the other girl missionaries have been rotating teaching the younger boys.  It's so much to come up with creative lessons ideas when we have just the little guys.  We spent a few weeks teaching on the fruits of the Spirit and now we've moved onto superheroes of the Bible.  

The boys have been so captivated by the stories of "superheroes!"  We've covered Samson and his great strength, Noah who cared for all the animals, David who killed the giant with rocks, Jonah who survived in the belly of a whale, Daniel who entered the lion pit and survived, Moses who showed the power of God in freeing His people, and Gideon who defeated the enemy with torches, trumpets, and glass jars.  

Each day, we chose one boy to put the superhero letter on  his chest and a cape on his back as we tell the story of another hero of the Bible.  It's amazing how attentive the boys are to the stories that most of us have grown up hearing.  And every day, I am impressed by their ability to remember the stories as we review the chest emblems!  

Please be praying for our precious little boys as we continue to teach them about the power of God and how He still does amazing things even with ordinary boys like them!