This past weekend we had a first ever New Life Presbyterian Church of Mbale Girl's Sleep-over. It was too much fun! We had supper together, had a Bible study, ate ice cream and watched a movie and played some more...and well, ate some more too...
Our Bible study was on I Peter 3:3-6 and what it means to be "Pretty in Your Heart." Ugandan culture, like American culture, screams that the way to be happy is to have your hair plated and smart clothes on. We talked about what it means to have a gentle and quiet spirit like the women of old who hoped in God. It was a lovely time.
In the morning, the girls started a rousing local game. It is similar to dodge ball, but taken to a whole new level. Two girls would throw the ball back and forth attempting to hit the girl in the middle. Meanwhile, the girl in the middle is trying to pick up 10 sticks...one at a time. She gets a point for each stick and an extra point if she is able to catch the ball and throw it back and hit one of the throwers. It's someone else's turn when she gets hit. It was pretty fast paced. Here is Denise doing an epic jump to avoid being hit. haha!
Patience grabbing sticks.
Pray for these girls...that they will grow to be mighty women of God!