Bird on a Bare Branch

Attempting to fling a frail song in my little corner of the world

On Short-Term Missions December 28, 2011

Filed under: Faith — Jen @ 8:46 pm

I wish churches (and youth groups and parachurch organizations) would start paying attention to THIS and thoughtfully reassess how they do missions.




Photo #88 December 7, 2011

Filed under: Pictures — Jen @ 4:54 am

One thing I wish I had done more of in Mozambique was visit Oasis’ other team projects.  I was able to visit a couple, including going with the Kids Clubs team one day to an orphanage for one of their weekly club meetings.  The club is only for children over age five, but there was a handful of younger kids who were hanging around trying to get in on the activities.  I ended up spending most of my afternoon with them.  It was a group of mostly boys, all about four-years-old.  They were all energy.  Even when they were trying hard to “be good” and follow directions like the older kids, they couldn’t sit still.  And while Mozambican adults don’t usually appreciate having their pictures taken, kids always hammed it up for the camera.