Cruz writing his cursive letter "b" with the vowels
I decided to take advantage of that time also and do a little schooling of my own. I did a mini VBS with the boys several mornings. I did an Obedience theme with them. We studied Daniel, Jonah, Esther, and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo. We learned about how each of them obeyed God. We read stories about them, sang songs about them, and had coloring sheets for each lesson. It was a lot of fun and the boys learned a lot.
Here are the boys coloring sheets from our VBS.
One day we studied all about owls. We read stories about them and watched several you tube videos about them. It was very fun and interesting for the boys. Afterwards we made this craft. I ran out of brown paint so we had to use crayons for the wings, ha.
Thursday before last we traveled to Muyurco for Bible study. Rafael, a believer from a nearby village went with us. He is also David's helper at the Bible study in Nearar. He did a great job of leading music and encouraging the people there. We hope to have him join us more in the future.
Rafael ("Rafa"), David, and Cruz hiking the trail in Muyurco
Little Ben a.k.a. Batman hiking the trail in Muyurco
I shared in another post about our long weekend in Jocotan doing some work training so I'll fast forward to this past Wednesday. We traveled up the mountain to Tunuco Arriba for our weekly Bible classes in the school there. Wednesday is a long day for us. We leave early for the two hour (one-way) drive to the village. We have two back to back classes in the school, and then travel two hours back down the mountain home. We are usually exhausted by the time we get back.
Creation review game
Homemade soup and tortillas. Yum!
We had Bible study again in Muyurco on Thursday afternoon but I did not take a single photo. We were surprised this week to find about 20 smiling faces waiting for us when we arrived at the creek to park our car. Most were from a neighboring village. They hiked the trail with us and joined in on our Bible study time. We had a great afternoon together.
We are excited about the holiday weekend. We do not have a whole lot planned but we will take some time to cookout and celebrate America. More than anything else I plan to spend a lot of time over the weekend specifically praying for America. I feel like what America needs most right now is prayer. Would you join me in taking time out of your celebration to spend some time in prayer for our Country? Have a safe and enjoyable weekend everyone!