With the coming of dry season, the river is low and the days are sunny and warm. We have had guests visit us for three consecutive weekends. Families and their friends are wanting to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. Parents are glad to see their kids unplug from technology (internet, television, cell phones, etc.). We have had some interesting discussions about the negative effects of technology on individuals and families. When they are at the Emmanuel Center children, adults and teens find other things to do. The most popular have been swimming, board games and talking around the campfire. It is encouraging to see people connect.
I am learning along with the children. One new thought for me is that, unlike history books written by people, the Bible has never needed “a revised edition” because God is its author. Archeological finds continue to confirm the truth of God’s Word.
I am teaching the preschool class and have two great helpers. They are invaluable, especially when I need help explaining something in Spanish. Over Valentine’s Day weekend all the kids in the church and some of their friends decorated cookies and made a craft to give their parents and other members of the church. At the end of the Sunday service the kids sang a song about the Bible and gave out their gifts. It was a very memorable day.
In April Paul will be going to the US for a routine physical exam. We have a mission team coming at the same time so I will be hosting them at the Center.
We are thankful for the Lord’s grace and strength each day to serve Him and the people he brings across our path.
Bridget and Paul