Life has taken on a new dimension for over 70 children in the Delmore Gardens township and surrounding areas since the Tswelopele community center has been in operation. Every second Saturday Lilandi, Michael and Leona provide the children with Bible club. Previously these children had nothing offered to them in the neighborhood in terms of informal education or constructive leisure time activities.
It has been very rewarding to see the happy faces of these children during the Bible lessons in which they enthusiastically participate as well as the smiles when we send them home again – usually with some item they made during the lesson. The Bible club lasts for two hours. The first hour focuses on teaching the three different age groups/classes Bible principles from a Bible story. After a short break during which the children get something to eat and a cool drink they then play some fun games.
The photos show a Saturday when the theme was on faith as a mustard seed. Leona taught the junior class about the Bible that is like a seed that should grow in your heart. Both Lilandi and Michael did the parable of the mustard seed with their classes and the children made a card and planted an actual seed in a little container that they took home to water and see it grow.
After some refreshments and games the children all went home with smiles on their faces.
We feel blessed and privileged to bring God and Jesus into the lives of these children at such a young age.
With abiding love in Jesus
Lucas and Leona