Friday, 19 April 2013

Mountian Top V.B.S Prayer Requests

This past week Kim and I have been busy with Vacation Bible School preparations.  It is exciting to see how God has been working out all the small details and pushing this camp forward.

Here are some more ways that you can pray this week for the Vacation Bible School:

Camp Curriculum:   Though there are some similarities in planning and preparing for a Stateside and foreign VBS, there are also many huge differences to take into account such as culture, language, illiteracy…  Finding a pre-packaged VBS curriculum, which would translate well here, has proven to be problematic.  With this in mind, we have been pulling from several different resources to create a solid lesson set which presents the Gospel clearly to Didinga children.

Please pray with us for wisdom and direction in the preparation of camp curriculum.

Campers: Pray that just the right children would come to camp in May.  Pray that God would already be working to soften these children’s hearts, so that may be ready to hear and understand His word.  Pray too that their parents, their work (planting, weeding, shepherding, babysitting…), sickness, hunger… would not prevent them from attending camp. 

Weather:  Rainy season has already begun here in Nagishot.  By the time this camp roles around in late May, rainy season will be in full swing.  Weather could be a huge obstacle, as children will have to walk great distances each morning/afternoon, shelter will be minimal and we are hoping to conduct sports and other activities outside throughout the week.  

Rain + Didinga VBS =

 Of course, God is in complete control of the weather.  Pray for fair Bible camp weather (8am to 4pm).

Small Details: Provision of finances for camp food and supplies, flight schedules for Colorado short-termers, national translators, camp cooks, cross-continental planning for camp supplies, curriculum and logistics…
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6 

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Montain Top Vacation Bible School.

In late May, we will be hosting three, three day Vacation Bible Schools here in Didinga.

We hope to use these Vacation Bible Schools as a means of evangelism, structuring the lessons with a clear and concise outline of the Gospel. We are opening the camps to children ages five to thirteen.
As a strategy for reaching more children, we will be holding these camps in three separate locations. The first location will be in Nagishot. The children here have had some pervious exposer to God’s word through the local church, Sunday school and daily Bible teaching in school.

Our next location will be in Thuguro, a neighboring village bordering Nagishot. We anticipate these children to have had some exposure to the Gospel, though not nearly as much as the children here in Nagishot.

Our third and final location is planned for Napep, a ten mile hike from us.  In 2008, Kim, my fellow missionary, was on an A.I.M mission team there.  Due to instability this team was forced to withdraw early. 
Napep is a true Didinga interior village because of its remote location children there have had little to no exposure to the Gospel.

Kim and I see the potential impact this camp could have in reaching Didinga children for Christ.  We also realize that this is a huge undertaking and would be extremely difficult to do alone.  With this in mind, God in His goodness has provided brothers and sisters in Christ to assist us with this project.
A team from a small Bible college in Colorado - three women and three men - will be joining us in this great endeavor. Pray for them as they prepare to come to Nagishot in just five short weeks!!!

Do you feel led to be a part of this Nagishtot mountaintop Vacation Bible School?  If so, here are some ways that you can help:

-You can give directly to a general fund. This will provide for a daily meal for the campers and staff, craft materials, sports equipment and other small things needed to host the camps. Simply go to the following web address put in the last name Davey in the search and you will see the project named Nagishot V.B.S.

  - Financially assist a Bible student with their airfare costs. Contact me for more information

 -Sponsor craft materials or sports equipment. Contact me.

-Pray!!!  By far, the greatest help in this whole endeavor is prayer. We greatly believe that with prayer everything is possible. We will be posting weekly prayer requests for this camp and ask that you join us in bringing these items before the throne of grace.

We have prayed for this opportunity for a long time and through a series of circumstances, God has opened the door for these Vacation Bible Schools. God’s timing is often not our timing.  May is just around the corner and there is much work to be done!

However, we are expectant, eager to see how God will not only provide for what is needed, but also how He will use this Vacation Bible School in the lives of Children here in Didinga.

In Him, we go forth and by grace declare His glory.
Thank you for joining us!

Monday, 1 April 2013

The Feild Mice Call Me Slayer.

 I live in a mud hut with a thatched roof, where in the mice make their homes. I wouldn't have minded if they lived there (the mice), as long as they didn't make holes in my clothes, nests in my hair and eat all the food. But NO, they are hooligans and thieves and will eat through anything!

 So, war was thus declared and I began a life of murdering mice. Yes, missionary by day, mice slayer by night! I will not forget the first mouse I killed by my own hands. There I stood I staring at its now still body, tears streaming down my eyes knowing that I had just killed Steward Little. I questioned my morels like, "What's the difference between this and a bunny, would I kill a bunny?!" But, after a time my heart grew cold and I no longer felt remorse. In fact, I felt some small bit of victory. What have I become?! 

I killed this one with my foot. I felt kind of bad after...he was so little.

This one was HUGE!

This trap was made my my friend Merafu. Look as he fingers the popcorn with is last breath. :(

The kill and myself.

Now, I am not saying I am proud of these killings. This is one of the things that have dramatically changed in my life. I am no longer afraid of mice...The mice are afraid of me.