The Jos group spent another exciting day at the Faith Hospital today, assisting other doctors, helping in the Lab, and observing TB care. The morning got off to a great start, when our group was asked to share and lead the Discipleship class. For Discipleship class, the teacher selects a Bible passage which explains a general theme. For today's class, we selected to read Second Acts: Chapter 2. We talked about the Holy Spirit and how it is essential for those desiring to be a disciple. The class really enjoyed the selection, and had alot to say after our lesson. The class learned that disciples use the Holy Spirit to spread the word of God, and that when you speak about God it is the Holy Spirit empowering your words. The selected passage also discusses the importance of one language, the word of God as told by the Holy Spirit. We used our own experience of Nigeria to help hammer this point home. Nigeria as a country has about 280 languages within its borders. This makes communication very difficult for its own people at times. We as American volunteers, also do not know Hausa (the local language) fluently either, making communcation very difficult for us as well. In this way, since we are both adhereing to the word of God, we are speaking the same language, that of the Holy Spirit. The class loved the lesson and has asked us back Monday morning for another class.
Back in Abuja, the Orphanage group has been working hard around the Compound helping the Sisters with many of the chores around the Orphanage. One day, the group hauled Chicken and bags of rice to shelter for storage. The group has also conducted various forms of Outreach. For example, today the group helped weigh and feed many small and malnourished children in the neighborhood around the Orphanage. Yesterday the group helped feed a leper colony in the afternoon. The food given out, is prepared by the Sisters at the Compound, and later delivered to the various communities. The group wants me to report that the 4am wake-up call has been rough each morning, but that the group is faring well and enjoying their time.
Well as we speak, Jos here is getting rocked by another rain storm. We have experienced rain, thunder and lightning, atleast every day. On that note, we'll talk with you later! Thanks for reading!