Thursday, January 22, 2009
All this week I have been at training at North American Mission Board in Alpharetta.
It has been intense. I leave the house about 6:30am. Training lasts all day. Last night I had to go straight to church, teach children's choir, go to adult choir practice, then stay for passion play practice. We got home about 10:30. I was up until after midnight planning out children's choir for tonight at the apartment with the refugee children. I am hoping too rest up some this weekend.
Tonight was awesome and made all the effort worth it. Mark, Leah, Deborah, and I brought 8 boxes of pizza for the kids supper. Creatively we stretched the pizza so that all the kids got 2 pieces each. They were very grateful. We got a late start singing. First we did a loud silly song called "Dr. Knickerbocker." They loved it. Then we started working on a song from last week, "Step by Step." They did a great job remembering all that I had taught them before, so we started adding hand motions. As I looked around the room while I was singing with them, directing, and doing hand motions, I just gasped in awe. Here in this very room, in an apartment complex, represented by 28 different countries from Somalia, Ethiopia, Burma, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and many more, there were literally a room full of children singing praise songs to God. Wow, Wow, Wow!! How blessed I am to be a very small part of what a very big God is doing in the lives of others.