This morning Bill & I led devotions... & I liked it a lot (not that I'm biased or anything). We sat & talked about it last night and landed on talking about Mark 4:26-27. It talks about how we plant the seed but God grows the seed. A perfect thing to keep in mind as missionaries - we may never get to see the 'fruit' but we can rest assured that we planted a LOT of seeds and God is going to take care of them and water them.
After devotions we headed for the basketball courts. There are only two in the entire town - 2! And one of them is at the hospital and only for med students. We dropped everyone off, but Owen & I stayed with marry and went errand running - with hopes that Owen would get his morning nap in the car. He only ended up sleeping 30 minutes or so, but it was better than nothing! After running to the bank, buying exactly 2,856 bananas (okay, not really) and stopping at the bakery we headed back to the courts. By that time the clinic was in full swing with about 70 teenagers! Frankie planned the clinic and had six stations around the court. I threw Owen in the boba and grabbed my camera.
Marilyn & Ty were sharing testimonies and praying at their station.
Bill & Peter were doing footwork/defense drills with their kids.
Aimee & Taylor were doing ball handling/dribbling.
Frankie was teaching shooting skills.
Kaylyn & Olivia were teaching passing/ball handling.
After the stations were all rotated through we gave them a break with some bananas to replenish their energy and some water to rehydrate. I'm pretty sure Owen had like 3 bananas because he was enamored with the fact that there were 2,856 sitting on the table in front of him. "Ba? Ba? Ba?" Was all I heard for like 15 minutes. He had a lot of fun playing with little Faith too. Those two are so cute to watch - they always copy each other and get to giggling fits. Then there's little Hope - she just loves taking care of "baby Owen." She gives him his water, gets him his toys - it's precious.
After the water break Frankie set up a couple games to get the kids more practice & give them a chance to win some basketballs. It was neat to watch them get competitive, but they would also cheer each other on at the same time.
They all did such a great job - and Frankie was just amazing at executing it!
It was a really, really fun day. Owen did a great job too. He was totally happy to just walk around the court, hang out with Olivia and play with the Street girls.
Naseebs was Ah.Maz.Ing. Seriously, probably the best chicken I've ever had. It was about half a chicken, or maybe a quarter, marinated in something delicious then cooked over coals on the sidewalk. It came with fries.
There were 2x4's laying on the floor, walks 1/2 completed, and squatty pottys across the 'hall'. This place was (quite literally) a hole in the wall - but man was it oh. so. good.! After dinner we stopped at the supermarket and got some sweets before heading home and hanging out for a while before bed. It was a great day!