Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Step Into My Shoes: Week 7

We just completed our 7th lesson of Step Into My Shoes, which equated to Step 4: Enough Hope. Juanito wanted to watch the video first this week:

Step 04: Enough Hope from Compassion International on Vimeo.

We loved how this movie showed our Ugandan host family at church! Juanito and Rosie loved hearing the singing and watching the dancing.

Juanito and I were able to discuss the differences and similarities between our church and the church on the video. Juanito noticed that this church was little and our church is big and that his Sunday School class is in side and the kids in the video were outside. Although Juanito pointed out that sometimes his class goes outside! But both churches sing to God and both have classes for the kids. I was really surprised at how much Juanito noticed and how fascinated he was to observe how others worship God.

Next we sang "No Te Afanes" or "Do Not Worry" (from Steve Green's CD…it's in English and in Spanish). After singing we read in Juanito's children Bible, first the sermon on the mount where Jesus says not to worry and then Matthew 6:9-13. Compassion suggests other memory verses, but we are just sticking with the first step memory verse since it is taking us a long time to memorize.

Then we read A Country Far Away and Manuel & Manuel. And we closed our time by writing letters to our kids Feraol and Ndikubwimana. Juanito wanted to ask them about their church, so I wrote as he dictated (with minor editing!) and he decorated the cards with stickers. Here is the letter to Ndikubwimana:

If you're reading about SIMS for the first time, you can check out what we did for Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5 and Week 6!

About Hannah Hinojosa...Hannah is a long time Compassion sponsor and writes about her sponsorship journey at Because of Shamim. In addition to being a wife and mother, she is a part-time math professor and loves to read.
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