We are finally in full swing here at the P2J GIDI Church discipleship center. Nico Mawere and I (Craig) are teaching from 8 AM to 12 noon. We are teaching from Genesis 1:1 all the way through to the Ascension of Christ. We are teaching two lessons each morning. I teach the first lesson from 8 to 9:45 and Nico teaches the 2nd lesson from 10:15 to 12. We take time to review each lesson before going on to the next and give time for them to ask questions as well. You will see by the pictures in the attached PDF file that we have a very informal looking classroom. We are trying to make what we do as easy as possible to duplicate in their home church and village settings. While Nico and I are teaching the adults, Cheryl and Jararing (Nico’s wife) watch the kids. There are 13 kids in all and one on the way in about 3 months. 6 of these kids are under 2 years old. I think the ladies have the harder ministry. Afternoons the students are involved in the work program 2 days a week and sports 2 days a week. Friday afternoons and Saturdays are open for them to try and find part time work. Pray for them as they look. This will help supplement their cost of living and administration fees.
Health wise, we are all doing pretty good. Cheryl and Cheyenne have slight colds, but they continue on in school and play. Cheryl apart from helping at P2J also helps out at Cody’s school HIS. She is co-coaching the JV Girls Volley Ball team and is Co-Sponsor of the Sophomore class. Along with this she has agreed to serve on the HIS school board. Cheyenne has begun attending a weekly art class with other home school kids. She really enjoys this and is quite creative. Cody adjusting well to school and do pretty good grade wise so far. The first week of school the whole high school went on a beach trip. This was a way to get to know the new folks and for the kids to get to know the teachers and have a “spiritual emphasis” time together.
Please enjoy the Pictorial update and please pray for our students and their teachers.