by Brian Zeschke
July 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM
A long day of travel has found us safe in our new home for the week. After some worship and meeting the groups we'll be working and staying with this week, we're all ready for some rest. Thank you for your continued prayers this week as we long to see how God uses us and works in us this week.
Monday - Day 1
July 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM
We went to the Clark's Town Primary School today and learned that the 1st grade children there know more children's VBS songs than we do, as well as played football(soccer) and the girls had their hair done. Mary Boama stated it perfect... "they find so much joy in seeing us w/o knowing how much joy they are bring to us".
WE also went to the infirmary for about an hour and a half (which is out of most of the teams comfort zone) and read and sang to the residence there. it was wonderful to see your children willing to make so many happy.
We had an opportunity to lead everyone in song tonight and spent the rest of the evening in devotionals and prayer
Dave Moeller only went through 3 shirts today
Emily Moeller had some hair pulled out of her head (the kids can be aggressive when doing the girls hair)
Everyone else is doing great! we are all tired though after 1 day (the sun is draining)
we will be going back to the school tomorrow morning and have the chance to teach on Creation, carrying cinder-block in the afternoon, and going to a youth crusade in the evening. please pray for continual safety and courage from our teens and wisdom for the adults.
i will post pictures tomorrow - it is late and i dont have a camera with me.
Tuesday - day 2
July 3, 2012 at 09:59 PM
to day was a day that will result in a good nights sleep. we were at the Primary school again today in the morning and Steve and Susan taught on Creation. The kids passed out the wordless books to all the school kids and we had the opportunity to eat lunch with the 1st graders.
we next went to the Good Hope Baptist Church and we moved just over 700 buckets of MARL (its crushed red brick for foundations). 700 buckets = about 10,000 pounds. the kids worked really hard! very impressed with their work ethic...working for a foundation that no one will ever see and working with such enthusiasm.
tomorrow we will be going to a basic school tomorrow (a pre-school) in the morning and we will be walking in the streets in the afternoon asking to pray with those we come in contact with. it should be a real test of our teams courage and maturity.
besides that, all is well.
day 3 - Wednesday
July 4, 2012 at 10:22 PM
today was a good day for our teens. it was a mind challenging day. we were very tired, hot, and confused at times, but relying on strength from our LORD was easy. we were at a pre-school for a bit with another group so the guys went down the street to the grade school. they are out of school now but when they saw us on their playground kids came from everywhere. games were played, stories were told, and the gospel was given
our second stop was back up to the Good Hope church (Samuel Prospect Community) for a prayer walk. we split up into 4 groups of 3 and covered the area with tracts, the gospel, and prayer. the courage shown by our kids was amazing to witness. they are really stepping up with their attitudes.
tomorrow we will be back to the grade school and then back to the Good Hope church to carry more buckets of MARL. it is a tedious job which everyone thinks is a long shot to finish tomorrow (but our group likes a good challenge). it is nice to go back to this church b/c we are the only group going to this community.
we are still healthy and full of smiles. i am watching the kids tonight - they are not hanging out with other kids but they are captured to every word of our bus driver. they have taken an extreme liking to him. our kids are wonderful and a privilege to be around.
keep praying - Go Bucks.
day 4 - thursday
July 5, 2012 at 10:36 PM
again we are tired. it was our last day at the schools...we were able to
1. present creation info
2. Cameron presented the Romans Road
3. Emma presented the wordless book
4. Chelsea gave a testimonial
5. Susan and Katie made bracelets
6. Ivan and Isaiah were beaten in soccer by 3 4th graders
7. Sarah was able to sing
8. Mary was talked about by the boys for her soccer skills.
we were able to fill in one of our holes at the Good Hope Baptist Church with MARL for a foundation. it was just under 1,300 buckets and 18,000 pounds (9 tons). we moved it about 100 feet over a total of 7 hours in two days.
i am very proud of our team. they have spoken, prayed, and shown courage for the gospel. they are tremendous teenagers!!
tomorrow is an off day. we will go to a national park for a day of relaxation (which we need). Saturday morning we will go back to the Good hope church and fill in another hole and make cement for the blocks.
the weather is hot in the day but it is not 105 like we hear it is at home.
we will see you soon. please continue to pray and pray hard!!