This past week has been kind of bitter-sweet as we head into our final few days here at Shofar. We have been really blessed to have some new experiences. On Wednesday, were able to be at Southern Bethany School for the last time this year, but we were able for their first time to work with their youngest students. We showed them the video that team two had made about Wisconsin. They laughed watching Mandy milk the cow, they laughed as screamed watching everyone sled down the hill. We were also able to teach them about loving God and their neighbors through the parable of the Good Samaritan. (None of us are really sure why there was a strawberry girl there that day, but who are we to judge…)
After this we went on to the Children's Shelter in Cebu City where in another first, we were able to teach some art classes showing the kids how to paint a native flower (Hibiscus) using watercolor. They all had an awesome time, (and so did we). It's cool how God allows us to use our specific skills and interests to serve the kingdom.
The next day when we arrived back at Shofar, we held our last Adult English class of the summer. We have been working on past/present/future verb tenses with them, so as a final exercise, we held mock-interviews. Answering the questions gave them a chance to practice a lot of verbs in very practical way. After this we held the graduation ceremony where the students were able to receive their certificates of completion. And it just wouldn't be a graduation party without cake, so we all indulged a little in a rich and savory chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
It has been a full and busy week, with plenty of things left to do before we come home. Please continue to pray, you are having an effect.