Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sensible Shoes Mkondoni

Our Sensible Shoes program for today was nothing short of a divine appointment. Another program was delayed and I was determined to get some time with the little ones whose feet needed some sensible shoes. Who but Pastor Emmanuel is online at 6:00 in the morning. And, he already had an appointment to pray for Standard 8 leavers at Mkondoni Primary as they prepare for upcoming exams. Head Teacher Christine urged him to bring me and arranged for the lovely teachers to serve the children together. With this mass of children, I don't think we've ever been so well organized.

With only 100 pair of shoes, we agreed the first served would be those without shoes. Classes kindergarten through primary 3 were loved on today, because of you. Though we couldn't serve everyone, the teachers and children were grateful. While the exciting part of our ministry time for the children is receiving the shoes, our favorite part is praying over them.

We provide sensible shoes because it opens doors to talk about what it means to walk in love (Ephesians 5:1-2) in a very practical way. Every place you set your foot, remember to walk in love. But for Surprised by Hope, our vision is much bigger. Our vision goes beyond 20, 30, and 40 years. We pray freedom from poverty of body, mind, and spirit. We pray the future of these children into reality. We pray they would be trained up in the Lord, that they would become mentors to others who need the Lord. We pray they would have healthy families who do what is right, that they would become leaders in the churches guiding many toward Christ-likeness. We pray that they would have good jobs and influence many people, and we pray that one among the would become president and lead the whole country in the ways of the Lord.

Please take a moment and pray the same prayers for these children who are growing up under some very difficult circumstances. God bless you for making this ministry a wonderful, fruit-filled reality!