16 September 2008

Women's Prison: Take 1

On Saturday morning, we visited the women's prison. We can't take photos inside, so we just have this one of James in his uniform (he works at the prison--and was so helpful to us by translating). Since it was our first visit, I offered to share first, so we could get the feel for our visits.
I was planning to share about Ruth and Naomi (thinking we could share about a different woman from the Bible each time), but then, while preparing, I felt like I was supposed to share about Psalm 8--about Wisdom.
After I shared, one of the Ukrainian women gave her testimony.
Then the women sang a song for us: "Yahweh, Yahweh...Hakuna muungu cama wewe" (which means, "there is no God like You"). And I sang "Here I Am to Worship"
After the songs, we prayed together. I love to hear people pray in languages I don't understand--it just reminds me of how big God is...that He can understand every language...and cares about each person. So, one of the women prayed in her mother tongue: Turkana, Umi prayed in Uzbek and Daina prayed in English. It was so, so cool.

After the prison, James was in a modeling show...sweet, right?

Chris and I are debating: does he look more like Stevie Wonder or Kanye West?


Julie Hibbard said...

Stevie Wonder all the way.
So proud of you. So happy for you. So envious of you.
Have fun, love life! I can't imagine all that you are experiencing! What a life-long impact you are having on these people!!

TheHuntsAreRad said...

He looks like Stevie Wonder and Kanye West's love child.

What an awesome experience!