It’s Vacation Bible School week at our church… a week packed full of great activities. Today we even made (local) history.
During our closing worship time, we had a conversation via Skype with our friend, Pastor T., who is serving in Japan! He told us about how Christians are helping with clean-up and rebuilding after the earthquakes and tsunami damage. Many of the homes that are still standing are filled with mud that has to be dug out with hand shovels… big equipment just won’t do the job. It’s a slow, difficult labor of love.
We were happy to report that our children raised $500 to support relief efforts in Japan… in only one day! They have an additional $500 for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative to purchase bed nets for children in Africa.
It was so exciting to talk to someone across the globe! And it got me thinking… chatting with missionaries around the world would be a great addition to our geography studies this year. What do you think?