Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spiritual Life Conference 2010

From January 14-18 we attended SIM Sudan's annual spiritual life conference here in Kenya. We had an amazing speaker come from the States and he really spoke to all of our hearts - lessons about encouraging each other, forgiving and loving one another even when it's toughest, how to handle burn out, and other topics that really apply to our lives. We also really enjoyed a great worship band that came from a church in Tennessee to lead our worship times. It was so refreshing to sing songs in English and with two guitars and drums - so so wonderful!

Our memory/theme verse for the week was 1 Corinthians 15:58 and we reviewed it together every morning. The man with the microphone is Chris Crowder, our Sudan team director.

A team from the States also came to do a children's program for all the kids. Our boys loved it! This day Isaac baked me a loaf of bread and made a homemade flower vase in his class! I think he really enjoyed having a teacher other than his own mother!

This is the group of older kids that were in Isaac's class. Each of these children live in Sudan and their parents are our colleagues. Can you tell how many nationalities are represented in this one picture? Ethiopian, Nigerian, American, and British!


Stephanie said...

Your boys may like having a teacher other than their mother, But you are a great teacher all the same friend. Glad you had a refreshing time:)

Megan said...

I got your message and YES YES YES!! We have to get together when you are back in the States! I'm so excited right now, I can hardly type! Ha! Please make sure to let us know when you're here and we will do whatever we have to in order to spend time with you. Our kids would have a blast together! Love you guys!