Greetings from Zambia. The team is doing great! On Monday we visited an orphanage that housed 18 kids. Our team did a mixture of songs, testimonies and games for 4 hours. What brought their kids closer to our team was the hair of our ladies. All of the kids wanted to touch the hair of our American females, and braid it into traditional African styles. They were fascinated by the various colors and types of hair that Americans have. We left giving them Operation Christmas child boxes full of toys and crayons.
On Tuesday, we went to a school that had 300 kids. Our team led a general worship center, followed by the gospel bracelet for all the various grade levels. After lunch, our team broke off into groups and led classroom sessions, in which they did more songs, testimonies and a specific lesson for the kids. Rachel Miller and Morgan did the Good Samaritan, while Amelia and Kinza did Fruits of the Spirit for the "Baby" class, which is our Kindergarten. It was an overwhelming and amazing day, as kids came from all over to wave, high five and touch the "muzungu" (white person). The school has an hour long lunch period, and during this time, they took our team and began playing games in the courtyard area, while our team showed them a few Awana games.
Overall, the team is great. In fact, we can't get them to stop laughing with each other when they are not working on their presentations, which is a good problem to have, as they have really bonded.
Andrew and Tonya