Today we spent the day at the Kambona church, for another day of teaching, this time with children and adults. It was awesome to see the generations of God’s love and think about generations yet to come.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mat 19:14
William, who teaches the children at the Kambona church, asked if Jim would be willing to teach the children today, while Bill taught the adults. What a blessing it was for Jim to teach these children. There were 60 enthusiastic kids, who listened intently as Jim presented a total of five Bible stories.
Jim taught on The Rich Man and Lazarus, Jonah, Heaven – God’s Beautiful Home, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Prodigal Son. After each story, William quizzed the kids, to make sure they understood. (It’s a thing here in Malawi to be quizzed after being taught). It was evident that the kids had understood Jim’s teachings and were blessed by them.
After all the teaching of the kids was complete, the Gospel message was presented to them. William again checked for understanding, and then he asked “Who is going to heaven,” and all 60 kids raised their hands! God is good! There will be generations of God’s love yet to come that will raise their hands too!
Meanwhile, Bill was going through the same teachings with the adults at the Kambona church, as he did yesterday in Msema, and lunch was also provided for them. It is always amazing to see our brothers and sisters in these two churches, as they sit through 5-6 hours of teaching. And this is after walking 1-2 hours or more to get there, and then having the same trip back home. We praise God for the strong desire our brothers and sisters have, for learning and studying God’s Word.
“How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers (and sisters) live together in harmony!” Psalm 133:1
Today was a difficult day at the end, as it was yesterday. Difficult because we needed to say “Good-bye” to some brothers and sisters that we will not see the rest of the week. Our time with them was truly blessed!
Today ends our 4 days of preaching, teaching and training. Tomorrow we begin going into the villages to follow-up on the ongoing projects.
The Kambona church sends their prayers, and asks that Hope church keep them in prayer also.