The entire team and Janes and Bethany Nanulaitta, the daughter and son-in-law of Dennis and Lynn Free, joined us with their 3 small girls and a couple of extra friends back to village five to work with highschoolers.
On the way we stopped at a Dutch Fort built in 1642 for a picnic lunch of KFC fried chicken and rice. This village experienced much difficult during the religious clashes of 1999-2004 and all the Christian families were driven from the area. At least one of our companions had family still in the area and she had not returned in a decade.
At village 5 we met with about 25-30 high school students repeating the lessons in words, numbers, colors, shapes in small groups. These students are more focused on the study of English and were very receptive to our instruction and humor. What a privilege to interact with young people and pray with them for their future and that of their families and community. Everywhere we go it is apparent the our similarities are great and differences small. How encouraging to know that God’s law is written on every human heart. Singing songs like Father Abraham confirms one heritage through the prophets..ie 1 Peter.
Fast forward to the next . I have an appointment to meet with students at Patimura University again next Friday. Please pray for opportunities to share the hope that is within me. We made good connections at another campus which held a Malucan Cultural Exhibit this last Friday. I hope to have a roll in meeting to share in English with several groups and Sunday. Today in Ambon. This week has been eventful with many upgrades at the school living quarters. spin in a separate tub, wire mesh over windows to keep out rats and remove trash behind building for rat control.
– Karen Agee