10.2.06








Ofalu Ministry:

Today we headed into a Ofalu and went and did some houses vists. the plan was to do a kids outreach also, but there was a big fair at school that we didn't know about, and the kids ended up staying there..... OM has a brazilian couple working full time in Ofalu which is a gypsy village just outside of Erd.... the mural here is in the center they use which is actually owned by the town but they allow OM to use it..... OM has fixed it up but now there is some problems because the Catholic church dosen't like OM's presence in the town. the church is telling the town not to allow us to use the center any more, but thankfully the mayor still allows OM to use it... pray that this would remain and that the village would trust the work and that Carlos and Rita (the brazilian couple) would be able to build on many relationships they have already started.... the mural in the background was painted by a short term team from moody bible instuite and the other wall is awaiting a similar painting...any artisits out there? The picture depicts our choice.... the dark side where most of the kids hang out (cause they think it looks cool) but the team is trying to help them to see that through the "tree of life" they can have eternal life and hope...its really a great evangalistic tool, and amazing painting!

A smaller group of us went to visit a home and it was amzing to see this family who had so little were so giving and hospitable, they even sent the men of the house out to get us pop to drink and sent us home with a bag of candy.....near the end of our visit we were informed that if we hear a strange sound under the couch we were sitting on not to worry cause its just their pet hamster! we all had a good laugh as lynnette and the other girl went all wide eyed and quickly lifted their legs...hopefully we didn't crush him/her/it..... tomorrow we will go again into this town to hand out tracks and do skits at the local market and then we will do some more house visits.....im sure we will have some more stories to share!

6 comments:

Aunt Lor said...

glad to hear Lynnette is getting her fill of adventure! - love getting the updates ...

Anonymous said...

.....are you SURE it wasn't a mouse????

the hamster under the couch said...

Don't worry Lynnette, I don't bite! And its good to hear that you're busy working with the locals!

andrea said...

mmm... candy...
very neat that you have an opportunity to visit people in there homes... as it is so revealing to see how people live and what they are like! i just found out there is a hungarian family in our school and i was chatting with the mom yesterday - they moved here last year and have heard of where you are at, and it was neat to talk to her and learn about her perspective now that she lives in canada. have a super weekend you guys!!

Vicky said...

Does this hamster like left-over Christmas cookies?

beth said...

eeek... hamsters... the mice always seem to come out at Bible studies or youth... and, of course, White Spot... but you know, rodents are a part of life, I guess.