On May 31st, 2012 the Maxwell family boarded a plane and moved to Swaziland to live at Project Canaan. I hope to update my blog on Saturday mornings and share, as honestly as I can, the highs and lows of our life in Africa. We are living on a farm in a remote part of this tiny Kingdom and are serving the community as well as the orphans and vulnerable children of the nation. The 365 day count down started on June 1st, 2011, but the real journey begins now. Thanks for joining us.
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Are you too busy to attend the King's feast?
Caleb and John, preparing for the banquet
Every Saturday morning we have “Kids Club” with our 63
“big kids” at Emseni AND IT IS AWESOME!!
Let me tell you about it.
One of our goals is to be “intentional” about raising our
children (as were with our biological children). Our new Program Director
(Bryan Throgmorton – who is also AWESOME!) is helping us with scheduling
including the following areas:
Our Kids Club is an intentional part of
our Spiritual Life program and it is designed to teach our children the “lesson
of the week” in preparation for Children’s Church on Sunday. It is a part of the Waumba Land program
that we have been able to use from North Point Community Church.Our children are divided in to five
groups of approximately 12 children and each group circulates through five
stations over a period of 75 minutes, which include:
the bible story of the week.
new songs and old favorites as well as dancing and jumping.
a craft that links to the story of the day.
the bible verse for the week and what it means for their age.
that help them learn and remember the story for the week.
Today’s story was that of the “Wedding feast”. The children heard the story of the King who prepared a banquet for his friends, but when the time came for the banquet, everyone was too busy to attend. The King then sent his servants out to the town to invite all of the townspeople to attend because the feast was prepared. The scripture
that they learned was “Thosewho… belong to himmust live as Jesus did”. 1 John 2:6
The craft that they made were crowns so that they would be
ready to have the feast with the King.
The games were the best!They had a relay race where they had to run and take all of
the supplies needed for the feast to be ready, including a cup, spoon, table
cloth, napkin and of course a plastic chicken drumstick!Then they had to run around and find
the hidden “friends” to invite them to the King’s banquet as the feast was ready to eat!It was hilarious.
The song and dance is always a favorite and the children
sing with their hearts and souls.
I am thankful for so many of you who read this blog every
week and who share it with friends and family.I SO WISH that you could be here to experience the love and
joy that engulf our children’s homes.But for today, you will have to enjoy it through photos and this short
video. I pray that you enjoy feasting with the King this week.
Thank you for your love, your support and your prayers.
These children ARE the future of this Kingdom.