"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Thursday, March 18, 2010
It's SO GOOD to be here....
Because of my ridiculously long post about the last 6 weeks, I'm now posting about what actually took place on Monday. :-)
Monday morning chapel was awesome, and it was so good to hear the kids singing praises again. They learned some new songs while we were gone, so they were very excited to show them off. :-)
Ali planned a skit that the kids absolutely loved! She was playing a train conductor whose train was headed to heaven. She stood on a chair calling for all ticket-holders to come forward, and her mom was the first person to come up. (Ali's mom is subbing for Melissa while she's in the States.) So... Mrs. Lana stepped up and went on and on about how she does so much for the church... AND she sings in the choir... you get the idea. Ali told her she didn't have the right ticket, so she had to walk away from the heaven-bound train.
Miss Dallas was next, and she was a VERY glamorous 'rich lady' - who happened to be wearing purple star-shaped sunglasses. lol... She presented a ticket representing all of her money and how she gives away so much to the church and the poor. This wasn't enough either...
Then came Dwight.... WOW. I am so sad I don't have a video of this, because it was priceless. He had his shorts hiked up really high...glasses taped in the middle...and a big stack of books. He had a ticket of knowledge, and he just DID NOT understand why he wasn't able to get on the train! He KNEW everything, and it just wasn't making sense.
Right here he's adding it all up on his fingers...the kids thought he was sooooo funny. HA! I love this one.... check out both of their facial expressions.
REJECTED......He's trying to find the right answer in his books as he walks away.
Ali called for any other ticket-holders, and I had given the last ticket to Thalia. She went up to the front, and her ticket just said 'Jesus.' Ali made a big production of it, and everyone celebrated that Thalia FINALLY got it right!!! Jesus was the ONLY thing you needed to make it on the train for heaven.
Here are the rejected ticket-holders....
It was really a cute lesson, and I think the kids truly understood the message. Sometimes it seems like they just hear the Scriptures, prayers and Bible stories, but you don't know if it's really sinking in or not. .... Ali came in to the office yesterday and said that Thalia and Jeniffer asked if they could pray with her, because they wanted to ask the Holy Spirit to come into their hearts. Praise God!
What a privilege to be able to be here and be a part of this.....
On another note... the Tias made my day by making volquetero (minus the tuna). They know it's my favorite, and it's the only time I eat a snack with the kids. YUM! It was just icing on the cake that morning.... Please feel free to come visit, and I will gladly share with you.