We love our church family here! I often don’t take the chance to share about our church as there are many other things going on. But our church is a big part of who we are and what we do. So, here is a small peek into our church.
Our church is full of people from many different nationalities. So this year the youth led a culture service. Where each culture presented something and then we prepared food from our country for everyone to taste.
I love how kids are important at our church. They work hard to invest in the kids lives and also reach out to kids from different neighborhoods. I teach the 8 to 10 year olds and enjoy the chance to teach them God’s word. The highlight of this each year is always the kids camp. This year as well we had a talent show for the kids to raise money for camp. It was so fun to see all their different talents on display.
This year we have enjoyed starting up some events for junior highers. What a joy it is to get to know those kids more and invest in their lives. We do a study once a month. We also have had some fun events like a trip to the beach and a movie night and overnighter.
Another event we have each year is the sports day organized by our youth. At this event we distribute Christmas boxes to disabled kids. Then the day ends with a soccer match between the marrieds and the singles.
Christmas and Easter are always big occasions at our church. It is always a highlight to spend this time together in fellowship and celebration on these big days. Our celebration often involves presentations by different age groups as well as a shared meal and worship.
Our women gather together twice a month to study God’s word, we are in the book of Romans. They also do a lot of visits to each other during times of grief and celebration. Each year we try to do a retreat for a few days and this ranges from a small group to a shared larger group with multiple churches.
We considered it such a blessing to live and work side by side so many different believers. We feel as much a part of this church here as we do our sending church back in the states. Everywhere we go we praise God for the family of believers he places around us and the opportunity to be in community with them.