Sunday was quite a day! If you want to know how busy it was, you can ask all my muscles! But if you want to know how great it was, you can ask a lot of smiling faces!
The day started with Sunday school, using an egg to teach about the trinity, which then led to a tasty treat for some of the kids! We also taught them a song to present in church later, they very much enjoyed making the sound effects that go along with “who’s the king of the jungle?” and we had lots of fun playing games and doing colouring too!
Sunday school over and the day had still only just started! It was time for the youth to take over the running of the church service! We have a big group of youths in our church, each with different talents and we have the opportunity to develop and use those talents each month in our youth service.
This month we decided to do something different, incorporating dramas and object lessons to bring across the message that the most important thing is to have Jesus in our hearts. We gave our leaders cakes, one of which was an iced kitchen sponge showing that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside, it is the inside that counts! Our drama went down a treat with lots of laughs and the children sang very well!
We were so proud of some of our younger youths, taking the roles of leader and translator for the first time! They did excellently! – Well done Mary and Ruth! And to all the other young people involved, thank you!
After the service ended it was all hands on deck to get ready for our second ‘Big Event’. As a youth group we have started doing monthly outreach events open to all youth. We had a time of dancing, tea and LOTS of mahambri (fried dough with sweet spices) followed by 4 teams competing against each other in an array of games, challenges, quizzes and team building activities mixed in with some teaching on having peace, joy and hope in our lives. We had lots of fun and definitely burned off the mahambri!
Well done Team Mwamburi, the overall winners. Together they built the strongest chair, waddled their way through the relay race, tried their hand at canoeing on the Wii, got very wet in our water game, directed their blindfolded leader around our playground and much more!
We had a wonderful day, we hope you enjoy the pictures!
Written by Helen Salim