Friday, August 28, 2009


During our working days the children would gather from literally miles around to watch us work.  Some of us would step away from working on the house to spend time with the children (we had plenty of manpower on the house).  This was our opportunity to do a little children's ministry, a vacation bible school sort of thing.  There were a good 20-30 children who would come to us each morning and would spend the day with us until we left.  Slowly their shyness melted away and we would have fun with them and they would gather.  

Our church had made hundreds of little paper heart necklaces for the children with bible verses on them in English and in their own language.  We shared bible stories (with a translator), played games, and gave gifts to them while they were with us.  

This little guy is showcasing the necklaces our church sent us to give.  One day while driving, we spotted a little boy with one of our necklaces on about 4 or 5 miles from the work site! That was so special to see how far we had reached! 

We played many games with the kids and they laughed and played as if they had no cares in the world.  

Someone brought a children's bible and with the help of a translator and some great illustrations we told stories as the children gathered around. 

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