Vacation Bible School and Teen Studies
As expected, Vacation Bible School attendance jumped (400 children) for day two of the study. The teen Bible studies were an awesome demonstration of the staffs’ relationship with the teenagers. Team members boldly preached the gospel sharing God’s plan for redemption from sin. What a joy and honor to share God’s plan for salvation with so many young faces!
Our team has provided corrective vision to a total of almost 150 people so far. Today we screened the guardians of Passion Center children. We are full of praise and thanks for the amazing people and support God has blessed us with to fulfill this initiative. From planting the idea in our hearts to watching it grow and manifest so beautifully – God is most clearly seen!
The correctional school we visited was comprised of 120 boys ages 15-18. Common reasons for being in the correctional facility include murder, pending court cases, and disobedience towards parents. The boys receive vocational training and schooling. Before we went, our mental image of the boys was a little negative, since we had no idea what to expect. However, we were pleasantly surprised to observe their treatment towards the female headmaster who runs the correctional school. The woman was clearly a God-loving woman, which in-and-of-itself acquired a HUGE level of respect from the boys. The boys shared songs with our team and Bible lessons, and their attitude was simply amazing to witness.
The new office building is nearly fully functional! Shelving has been completed, curtains are hung, and office furniture has been moved. The kitchen roof is nearly finished, and we look forward to starting construction for the carport in the coming days.