I had a lot of fun sharing with the children at Awana from Calvary Church, where I went to church as a child :o)
Awana is a children's evangelism and discipleship program, and this month the kids are learning about missions!
We looked at where we were on the map...and I told them that the culture and way of life in America and in Mozambique is very different.
We learned about 4 differences (the one above being that women wear kapulanas).
...and then I called on 4 brave volunteers...
The first one got to wear the Mozambican kapulana.
The second volunteer got to have a life-size baby doll wrapped around her back just like a Mozambican woman.
The third one (and maybe the most difficult) tried to carry/balance a "load of laundry" (lots of towels :) on his head.
I love this look...it's definitely a balancing act!
As the laundry on head struggles...the fourth volunteer tries to balance a small basin that would usually be filled with some fruit or food to sell (but we put books inside, so as not to bruise any fruit in the process :)
...and another great expression from our fourth volunteer trying to keep that basin on his head :) The kapulana girls and the balancing boys did a great job...and we had a lot of fun!
I tried to share with them why I live in a far away place where people do things differently...to share the love of God in Jesus Christ. And I hope they remember something about God's cross-cultural love when they think of all the different crazy things they did at Awana :o)