Ask any man woman or child who has come in contact with the Impact Team in one way or another and you’ll know that all the preparation, all the fatigue and every little hassle to get by the week has been entirely worth it. The kids at Mckenzie Community School and Arising Life Ministries (ALMs) would certainly tell you so. The day at McKenzie school was filled with activities such as painting, limbo, chuusha (hand-ball game aimed at keeping the ball from your opponents team) and soccer. Everyone, including the big kids (adults), just wanted to be part of the fun.
ALMs also had a good day of smiles from happy kids. Apart from playing, Swazi taught about the essence of prayer from the story of David and Goliath in her Bible. Another great sight to see was Chase, Lauren and a few other volunteers trying the nshima (the local Zambian food!).
It’s amazing how regardless of the language barriers children understand the heart of the what we are doing; giving, serving others and reminding ourselves that it is all because Jesus Saves!
-Pimpa Simasiku. Northrise Staff Member and Impact Volunteer