Thursday, August 08, 2019

Parenting


I got to be a part of a very cultural experience yesterday - a parenting seminar with mamas from our church here in Adjumani. Several women have stood up in church recently asking for prayer for their rebellious children and asking these questions: what is happening with our children of this generation? What can we be doing better as parents?


 It was so neat to be involved in this special day. Ironically our facilitator for the day was our single assistant pastor but he did a good job giving us all plenty of opportunities to discuss, share experiences, ask questions, and pray for one another.
One of the most meaningful things to me is that despite how different our cultures are, we still struggle with similar things.

I will say though, after 5 hours of focusing and trying to catch everything in Arabic and then trying to communicate from my heart in Arabic, I was exhausted when I got home.