Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shading Jesus

“Shading” is something the children have come to expect when they see my face appear in their compound. I bring simple Bible lessons and corresponding coloring pages for these kids each time I’m in Bugembe. Their caretakers – Michael and Silvia – have done a fantastic job expanding that small home to include some small education for the children even though they aren’t an official school. The children are happy and respond to their loving caretakers without fear.

This visit we shaded pictures of Jesus standing outside the tomb. I love that a tomb can be bright purple or neon blue. Children are so boundary-less! We talked about Easter and Jesus’ resurrection. We talked about how if we believe in Jesus then when we die we can be with him in heaven. The kids’ ages range from 1.5 to 6 years so we keep it short and simple. Seeds. Seeds.

After shading we ran outside to blow bubbles. 20 plus children running, jumping, slapping at bubbles…the joy of chaos.