Its been a hectic week for the Lebanon action team!
Posted by Lebanon Action Team 2011-12 at 20:44 on 12th February 2012
Last week Becca fractured her leg after falling down some steps in the dark. Becca has been pretty exhausted and in quite a lot of pain over the past week and has had to keep her leg up which has prevented her rom being able to do much at all which has obviously been very frustrating from her. She has been really strong though, we are so proud of her but please pray for Becca that God would still find many uses for her and that she would find peace during this time.
This week Becca and Naomi moved into the house of our supervisors Mat and Suzanne. We will be looking after it while they are in England on sabbatical. Please pray for us settling into a new house and for Becca as she attempts to get up and down their stairs on crutches!
At last we have all had a big sigh of relief as the NES boys exams finished on Wednesday. We were exhausted after many days of spending hours motivating the boys and learning their syllabus so we could help them learn it and making countless quizzes for them. The boys worked hard though, even if they did need a lot of encouragement and they seem to think they’ve done ok. We will find out next week!
In school it was ‘Book Week’ this week, where the students have all selected a book and have spent time with us and in their lessons reading them. We have been proud to see the grade 4s taking on classics such as ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ simplified to varying extents! During our Saturday activities we got out all our materials and attempted to help the boys make bits and pieces for their costume. This was quite challenging though as all the boys could not decide what they wanted to be or what to do so spent the whole time demanding our attention. For the next week we had streams of boys knocking on our door asking to help make bits of their costumes which Naomi ended up pretty much doing for them and excitedly parading up and down for Miss Becca waving their swords and pronouncing ‘ For Narnia and for Aslan’ (whatever they were dressed up as). However, we were very proud when our peter pans, Robin hoods, Peter and Edmund of Narnia(who were two brother who were matching except their shields) as well as various pirates and musketeers (there was a classical novel theme) marched onto the stage to be admired by the school. We were especially pleased with one of the boys who spent a lot of time making his bow and arrows and put a lot of thought the different things he wanted such as a brown arrow sleeve, Miss Naomi’s boots. He was really polite fun and enthusiastic to work with thoroughly deserved to win one of the prizes.
Prayer week is coming up next week so we are starting to think about creative ways to get the boys enthusiastic about prayer. We are also planning a worship evening at the end of this time centred around prayer. So we would like prayer for ourselves as we prepare for it but also all the staff across Dar El Awlad who put work into it, especially our friend Susie who organises the whole event.
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