Saturday, November 19, 2011

Children’s Christmas Party at Gaborone Baptist Church

Amanda and her friend Torie have been working at Gaborone Baptist Church (GBC) on Friday’s alongside of Mma Kabika (the pastor’s wife) doing a children’s ministry. It has been so much fun. The schools here go on holiday in mid November and don’t go back in session until January. During this time most everyone travels to their villages, so this is why we had our Christmas party in mid-November.

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Torie teaching about the birth of Jesus

We were very blessed to have gotten Kits for Kids from the BGR (Baptist Global Response). Kids in America put together these kits including notebooks and many other school supplies for the children around the world in need. The kids were screaming with delight when they saw their gift.

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Also, Oakton Baptist Church in Chantilly, Virginia sent some Christmas gifts for the kids that included candy canes, Christmas note pads, pencils, crayons, stickers, and bracelets. It was so amazing to see the joy on the kids faces as they received their gifts. Thank you Oakton Baptist Church  for your generous giving!

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Each of the children made a thank you card for Oakton Baptist Church

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The kids have worked very hard since July to learn John 3:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 3:23, and Romans 5:8. If they memorized and said their verses they received a new testament in Setswana. About 15 of the 30 kids learned their verses…we were so proud of them!

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WE are so thankful to be able to live here in Botswana and be able to tell others the good news of Christ!

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