Jehovah Makes My Life Go Around

Jehovah Makes My Life Go Around
July 20, 2018 Suzan Bellis
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Today started very early so that we could get to the school in time for the Friday morning Assembly at 8 a.m. The children arrive at the school between 7 and 8 am.   When we arrived, the teachers were just ending their devotions and praying for the day.  Afterwards they quickly assembled all the children in the courtyard.

The children lined up in rows by grade.  Eight of the older students marched to the head of the group and then led all the children in singing the Kenyan National Anthem.  Administrator Anne stepped forward and led them in singing several Christian songs.  They then ended in group prayer.  One song in particular I had never heard before had the words “Jehovah makes my life go around”.  I kept thinking how these children are starting to learn to depend on God for their lives and their future.

The school has progressed in so many ways, but we have come to realize that the commitment of Anne and the teachers to come together and love the Lord their God and love one another has spilled over onto the children has been the most significant impact on the school.

We brought zip-loc boxes filled with personal supplies for each student that included washcloth with soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, box of crayons, pen and pencil, Kleenex, lotion, Chapstick and a small pkg. of M&M’s.  The children pasted a picture of themselves on the top of the box along with stickers to decorate the box.  They will keep them in the classroom to use and then be able to take them home at the end of the year.  Often when we have had the kids make things for themselves and take them home only to have them taken away for older sibling or parent  so we wanted them to be able to have something of their own to keep for awhile.

We invited the teachers over for a Kenyan dinner cooked by Mary, the girl that cares for the house we stay in.  It was a wonderful evening of just sharing with one another and encouraging the teachers to stay the course they are on.  We ended with ice cream, lots of laughs, prayer and hugs.  It was a special time of bonding with our brother and sisters in Christ.