Red Twin is living next door to us for 6 months doing some cross-cultural training before she heads to Afghanistan. She’s also Children’s Ministry Guru and today I sat in on a Bible study she was doing with three primary school aged girls.
- when the 6 year old gave Red Twin permission to organise the Bible study each week “because you’re sort of an adult.”
- when the 9 year old had to stop in the middle of Gal 5:19 to giggle at how many times the word ‘sexual’ appears (three in her translation!)
- the earnestness of the little girls. They came with Bibles and notebooks and diligently wrote down prayer points.
- hearing that they wanted to pray for children in India and Mexico – reminds me of Red Twin praying for years at our family devotions for the famine in Somalia.
In other kid-related news, if you’ve never heard of the Donut Man before, do yourself a favour and check it out. Seriously, most of my emotional engagement with the truths of the gospel as a child came while listening to his tapes in the car. Even as an adult I find them both challenging and moving. Many of us could learn from O-B-E-Y how big theological concepts are practical or from The Lost Sheep how emotive Bible stories are.
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.