One of my biggest challenges working at Otumoetai has been teaching the primary age children's class. In the past I have had no problem working with young children but for some reason I have really had to work hard at it here. This July I started teaching again and slowly I have been gaining more and more motivation to passionately teach and build relationships with the children in my class. I love them all so much and I am enjoying my time that have with them on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Over the last several months 2 of my teammates and I have been getting together with a ladies group every-other Thursday. We have been doing a series called, "Living God's Love," By Liz Curtis Higgs. It has been a great study to be apart of. Most of the Ladies are older then us so it has been great to be mentored by them and hear about there experiences in life. It really has been an encouraging study to beapart of.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This was our second year celebrating America’s day of independence! Again this year we helped with planning and setting up for the great event. We invited everyone in the community that we knew were Americans. Most of them were Americans who were married to Kiwis. Others were American couples and individuals who moved here from America for various reasons. We had such a great time! Over 70 people were present. Continuing into the month we have been visiting those who came and trying to plant the seed. Who knows what God might do. Please be praying as try our hardest to build relationships with them and show them the Love that we have for them, as well and most importantly for the love that Jesus has for them!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
On Tuesday afternoon, 16th June, 2009 another brother was added to the Kingdom!!! 14 year old Jayden Carr was baptized by Andrew Gearhart at the hot pools. Andrew has been studying with Jayden for a few weeks now and others from the church have also study with him in the past. Jayden has been raised in the Otumoetai family so this was an exciting event for everyone. Please be praying for young Jayden as he enthusiastically begins his journey with the Lord!