Math & Gospel Programs, Bible Club, YFC Worship Night, etc. (June 5-9)

Hey everyone!

Here’s an update to what we have been up to during the last few days. It’s hard to believe that we only have about a week left of our Botswana Missions Trip. Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers!

On Wednesday, June 5th, we went to Tlhaakgame Primary School in Bokaa, a village near Mochudi. The students loved posing for photos before the program!

IMG_9389

Mr. X opening the program with a colorful silk trick.

IMG_20190605_104142728_HDR

People often ask how math and gospel overlap, so we share this equation at our programs. 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given! Some students and teachers were taking notes throughout the program too.

IMG_9427

Here is a boy running through the finish line! He represented all of the students who can hold on tight to courage, determination, perseverance, a good attitude, Jesus, and the Bible.

P1450308

After the program, over 130 kids asked for Bibles from Youth for Christ! They all rushed toward Brittany and George Steinbach, the national director of YFC Botswana.

P1450317edit

They wrote down their names, so pray for these kids and that they will read the Bible.

IMG_20190605_125211072_HDR

On Thursday, June 6th, we went to Believer’s Destiny Academy, an English Medium Primary School in Gaborone. Bob and Miriam visited this school back in 2016, and a few of the students remembered them! Before we started our program, all of the kids sang a few short worship songs. Here they are shining for Jesus!

IMG_20190606_105038783

After fun math magic tricks, Mr. X shared the gospel with the Evangelism Cube and explained the importance of praying, reading the Bible, and connecting with other people.

20190606_055506

Although we had technical difficulties with the microphones, the students were very understanding and listened well. Here is a boy breaking through the finish line during the finale trick!

IMG_9475

Then we went to Legae Secondary School for the Bible Club that YFC hosts. Every week they get together for worship and a Bible lesson. We visited this group last week too. Bob shared a few fun magic tricks and then explained the importance of reading the Bible. One magic trick called “Agree with all of Scripture” matches facts like Satan is a liar, Heaven is Real, People Need the Lord, Jesus Saves, and The Bible is True.

IMG_9486

Later that afternoon, we went to Bokamosa Primary School to work with the tutoring group Owen leads, like we did last week. Bob wanted to teach over 20 students how to play chess, so we bought several new chess games for them. Chess is a popular game in Botswana. He shared how chess is like life because we all fight our own battles and we need to know how to make wise choices. He also explained how chess is like the gospel.

IMG_20190606_171404180

On Friday, June 7th, we went to Botlhale Primary school in Phakalane, near Gaborone. Here are the kids raising their hands when they see the triangles and pentagons in the icosidodecahedron.

IMG_9506

The kids were so amazed at one color changing trick!

IMG_9508

After the program, about 20 students rushed up to Ember and asked for Bibles. Pray for these kids as well!

20190607_062314

Later that evening, we joined some of the YFC volunteers for a worship night out on a farm. We sang songs around a bonfire after a traditional Botswana dinner. We had a great time praising Jesus under the beautiful stars!

IMG_20190607_193153268

On Saturday, June 8th, we had a rest day at home and played with puzzles and math games with George and his three daughters.

IMG_20190608_114610343

On Sunday June 9th, we went to His People Church in Gaborone North with Em. It’s a small church plant from a larger church in the area. Right now, they meet at a different house every month. We enjoyed the worship songs and a thought-provoking sermon from 2 Timothy 2:20-22.

IMG_20190609_101242563_HDR

Prayer Requests and Praises:

  1. Praise that we are all in pretty good health. Bob’s gum infection is all gone, thanks to the dentist, antibiotics, and your prayers!
  2. Continue to pray for Youth for Christ Botswana and the variety of outreaches and ministries they do throughout the year.
  3. Pray for the rest of our missions trip, as we have a busy week ahead of us. We have math assemblies at three schools, two schools where we will visit classrooms and show the teachers new ways to teach math to their students, Owen’s tutoring group for vulnerable teens and orphans, and two presentations at Stepping Stones for youth.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close