Pastor Rans led this morning’s devotion with Matthew 7:12. “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them.” He told the story of a mother who considered that her daughter had married well because the man she married did everything for her. She also had a son who she thought was in a bad marriage because he did everything for his wife. It’s all about perspective! Pastor Rans asked, “Are you loving and serving others? We easily lean on others, but we need to give way for others to depend on us.”
At dinner tonight, David Mensah was very generous with his words of encouragement saying he hopes to see some of us return and have the chance to stay in this new building. Dave expressed to David and Brenda that it has been a joy for us to help in their ministry. Over the past few days, many team members have said the words “Next time…”
The concrete pour continued at the 16,000 square foot dormitory site. Everyone who shovelled received the “Golden Shovel Award” tonight! Adam was recognized for pulling together tomorrow’s school field day activities rotation and Brittany for adapting crafts to suit kindergarten age children. Steve and Malissa experienced the joy of watching children accept the truth of God’s Word for themselves. Malissa was recognized for stepping up to the huge task of putting together the teaching program. She communicated with the teachers before our arrival, and has been the backbone of the program. She certainly has been the greatest cheerleader of the teaching team.
Our evening ended with a fashion show of Esther’s creations, fabulous fabrics brought to life!
Looking around the building and teaching sites, it is easy to find many who are diligently serving others, the Golden Rule in action.