On Monday we went to Options and Kid Stop. Options is an organization through Youth For Christ which ministers to teen moms and people dealing with HIV. They offer counseling, tests, ultrasounds, and activities for them to find work. These activities include sewing, making jewelry, and making greeting cards. Each woman is invited to partake in these, as well as the support groups in order to help them get back on their feet. Every Monday we go there and help out with general tasks. First we have a Bible
study and worship time with the staff before it opens, and then we get to work. Usually the work involves folding donated clothes, doing devotionals with the ladies, stamping pamphlets, making Bible verse cards, and many other tasks that are needed to keep the place running smoothly. We usually stay till lunch time and then head out to do something else. This week, we went back to Kid Stop.
Our team has been to Kid Stop a few times, and we have really come to know and love the kids there. Kid Stop is another Youth For Christ sponsored organization that helps kids who have dropped out of school in the mornings, and in the afternoons, acts as a safe place for kids to play and get a hot meal. Because all of the local kids are on a three or four week holiday break, they really needed our help keeping them occupied. We arrived just after lunch and began playing with the kids. The girls really love playing with our hair, and some boys even got in on the action too. Soon enough, it was time to serve them lunch, which was soup and bread. We helped serve and clean up the meal. Afterwards, we taught the kids a popular American playground game called “Red Light, Green Light.” All of the kids picked it up fairly quickly and it occupied them for the rest of our time there.
So far, we are all having an exceptional time in George. God has proved Himself to work in ways we could have never seen coming. Each day is a new adventure and a new opportunity to serve and love the people of George. We cannot wait to see what God will do in the short weeks we have left, as it has never ceased to amaze us!