Last Friday night, BlueSky youth started out our weekly events for this semester with a chili cook-out at the Preston’s. It was a smaller group of kids who came, but so much fun! We feasted on the back porch, played games, and talked for a long time. When we were eating dinner, Michelle had a really cool conversation with one of the students in Tyler’s covenant group about coming to church. He doesn’t come from a Christian family but went to church when he went on a cultural experience trip with his school. He said it was a really awesome experience for him and he really enjoyed watching everyone worship. Since he openly does not have a relationship with the Lord, it was a huge mile marker! This week he is planning to attend church with our team. We can all be praying for his experience and that the Body of Christ would make him feel welcomed as he comes for the first time. It’s been a gift to watch how Christ is softening his heart, and slowly opening him up to the idea of following Christ.
Sunday we kicked off middle school events- we had 5 new students come for the first time! Also, 3 of these new students came to the Covenant Group that Michelle and Daley lead on Tuesday mornings. What a fun blessing!! Our Covenant Groups continue to grow and the Lord is continually opening up doors for us to keep loving his children here in Nairobi.
Beth, Bryce and Daley had a blast at the Homeschool Retreat this past week. Monday-Wednesday we were camped out at Scripture Mission in Karen. There were about 30 homeschoolers who we had a great opportunity to love on, play with, and share the Gospel with. Thier parents were in a Conference all day. So while the parents were in classes, we got to do programs all day for the middle school and high school students. It basically looked like a day at camp. We were super busy and had lots of fun!! Each morning we had a devotional. Byrce talked about identity- and how the righteousness of Christ is the only thing which identifies us as God’s Children, Beth talked about Matthew 7 and building our firm foundation on the Rock, and I talked about being a light in this dark world and the story of Esther and how God hears our prayers. We played lots of games (soccer, power rugby, swam, did field olympics/relay races in the pool) and lots of other fun games!