I always love December because it is jam packed with ministry opportunities. This year there were a lot of opportunities to share God's Word with loads of youth and children.
I helped lead a 3 day kids club - where we explored who God, Jesus, and His Spirit is and had fun having discussion groups.
Here I am leading devotions, talking about what happened in the Garden of Eden and how the Lord has given us a new door into His eternal Kingdom.
I led one of five "small" groups - 21 pre-teens.
Surprisingly the rains came back, so milk tea was needed to keep warm!
I was dressing up for the teens retreat - on True Love Waits.
The neighbour kids try to squeeze in any time to hang out in my house. :)
The Catholic youth director invited me to come and share at their annual youth conference.
Over 10,000 youth sat in an open field - listening to the guest speakers.
I was given the topic of morality (the evils of porn and media), but I switched it a little to talk about being youth of Godly integrity and making Biblical choices.
I loved being stretched in ministry!
Then there was a kid's Christmas party - where Captain Salvation and I entertained for most of the afternoon. Over 100 kids enjoyed a fun day.
Then teen camp - talking about self-esteem, dating, waiting, and more.
190 youth listened intently as they were challenged to be youth who make a difference.
It's always a blessing to work with a team of dedicated leaders.
Michael and I were doing a drama...
Evening debrief and evaluation.
The kids from one of my neighbouring flats shifted this week... and the kids left me these notes under the Christmas tree. Too precious.
23 "Freedom Boys" who live on the streets of Soroti will receive a new outfit for Christmas.
Good old snowflakes... new to many people here. :)
Back at the kids party - the kids did awesome presentations.
Snacks and a meal were served.
Mendazi (local donuts) and juice for break.
This week I needed a pedicure to relax. :)
This home is where I spend a lot of my evenings. Rose was making chapati.
Supper with the boys.
Hitler is patiently waiting for his supper too.
It's good to be together as a family.
A few of the other neighbour kids were going to the village for the holidays, so I gave them their gifts early.
They were so very grateful!
And then a candlelight service with friends in Obule
We sang carols
Read Scriptures and enjoyed fellowship.
I'm grateful for the Light of the World!!