We left the coffee shop and headed for Kirkhill primary school. They were having a day to learn about places around the world that do not have access to clean water. As a part of that, they played outdoor games that involved water. So we played with the kids for an hour until school let out, and then we played soccer for another hour and a half with the primary school children that hung around.
Our dinner was rice with bean curry this evening. Enough said.
Our evening gathering saw yet another increase in numbers. The first night we had 3 boys, the second night we had 10 children, and tonight we had 42 CHILDREN!!! All between the ages of 6 and 13. I polled the room of children and only about 10 of them said they were Christians. After I gave a VBS version of Christianity 101, we had a time of worship. Worship tonight was one of the sweetest moments I ever experienced. Cara sang How He Loves Us and the children began waving their hands back and forth like they were at a concert, and then we sang Good Good Father. A room full of children that don't know who Jesus is began singing loudly that they were loved by God, and that He is a good Father. Cara did not sing a VBS song, and she didn't play with an upbeat rhythm to peak their interest. She worshiped like she would for a RiverStone service, and the children responded to the raw worship with all that they had. I stopped singing and listened to the children as heaven met earth like a sloppy wet kiss.
After worship, David Lutz told the story of the Good Samaritan. David spoke the children's language, taught them well, and gave perfect and relevant examples for all the children to relate to. We then divided the children into two groups: 6-9 year olds, and 10-13 year olds. The younger did a drawing while they discussed the story, and the older talked with Robert in a small group (20 of them) setting.
We concluded the evening with more soccer and loving on kids. It was a fun day.
Here are some pictures from the day!
Basketball at Kirkhill Primary with Rachel and Hannah
David teaching the evening service (42 KIDS!)
Drawing and sharing about the Good Samaritan (6-9 year olds)
Hannah posing with the Soccer Ball - Kirkhill Primary
Waiting for the kids - Kirkhill Primary
Katy posing - Thomas's Soccer Skills
Kirkhill Primary School
After School Soccer!!! - Kirkhill Primary
Kirkhill Soccer Game