Randy took an early-morning prayer walk around the Searchlight Ministry grounds, where we've been staying since Thursday. Along the way he encountered several of the orphans, who were up with the sun and wearing and playing with the gifts we delivered. Damson, who helps care for the orphans, told us they would not go to bed Sunday night because they were so excited.
Damson again assisted us with the children when we did our third and final day of Bible school teaching. Elaine taught about the Good Samaritan and our team turned drama troupe and acted out the Luke 10 parable, much to the delight of the more than 40 students.
We sang songs together and each team member said a personal goodbye. We have gotten to know the 15 orphans more personally and they are special children in our eyes and, of course, the eyes of God.
Damson, left, leads students in applause after the team (including Elaine and Shelly) sang with the class.
After they sang for us their “Thank You” song it was time for us to begin the long physical journey back to the States. We drove for more than seven hours into the African night to Lilongwe, where we are staying overnight and will fly from on Tuesday.
Duncan and Damson came with us as Damson will be returning to classes at Bible college here next week. Climbing For Christ continues to provide the support to put him through college as well as funding the orphanage in Migowi and preparing to partner with Duncan on what prayerfully could become C4C Malawi.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans...”
— James 1:27