KW Editor's Note: In December, a KW team traveled to Malawi to work with our brothers and sisters in Christ to bring the Christmas message to the children there. One of the members of that team (Anna Hirschfeld) reflects on an insight she had about material gain.by
In both of the villages we visited, it was very eye-opening
to compare what the Malawians have and what I take for granted. I noticed
one example of this when I was teaching the c...
by Mary LindloffToday I arrived at the village with mixed feelings; this was
our last day of VBS here in Malawi! I was excited to have another opportunity
to share God's Word with the children but I was also sad that this was my last
day working with these precious children. Also, to be honest, I was a bit tired
this morning from all the prep and teaching work we had done over the past two
That feeling of fatigue suddenly evaporated as we pulled up
to the church and t...
by Mary LindloffToday we arrived for our second day of VBS in the village of
Glasten. I was excited to be able to teach the story of Jesus' birth to so many
After I told the story of Jesus' birth, the children had the
opportunity to act out the story using masks. The children had chances to be
Mary, Joseph, Caesar Augustus, the owner of the inn and the animals in the
stable. The children eagerly volunteered to act out the story; their faces lit
up with joy when the...
It was craft day, but this time I took the under 5s while Jessie taught the older kids. The under 5s craft was just a coloring sheet that matched the story of creation and had the Bible verse on it. We laid out the sheets and put a crayon down for each child before they came to sit down. If we were in the States, the kids would have run in, grabbed the crayons, and started coloring away while chatting with their neighbors. I was so impressed with these Malawian kids, though. They came...
I consider myself an athlete. (Although now I should probably include the word old.) I took my athletic self on an old wooden roller coaster ride at Mt. Olympus Park in Wisconsin this summer with my family. After I got off, I could have used a chiropractor.
That memory came flooding back to me as we traveled down the narrow dirt road in Africa on the way to our first village church. Our team laughed as we clutched onto anything we could for stability. As our Land Rover powerfully tackled th...
We had been driving along some dirt roads for a while, seeing our first glimpses of village life.
The houses were made out of bricks, the bricks we saw drying in the sun. They were modest houses, but they looked clean. There were also chickens and goats wandering everywhere, along with adults and children.
Then we turned down this lane I thought was too narrow for a car to drive on. As we got closer to the church, we could hear voices. As soon as we turned into the church, the women's c...
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