I have just spoken to a grade one class at Petra Christian School about Australia. It was great fun. I made a didgeridoo which I proceeded to play for them. We ate vegemite sandwiches and then we made some damper, wrapped it around some sticks, built a fire and cooked them over the open fire. After they were cooked we pulled the dough off the sticks and poured syrup down the middle of them....and the kids ate them. Each child had to cook their own piece of dough. Some were burnt beyond recognition but they still enjoyed eating them.
Last week I also spoke at Petra Assembly on the "One in a Million" campaign. The school was very supportive. They organised a civvies day last Thursday and each child had to bring one dollar for the privilege of not having to wear their uniform. We are getting great support from the schools. This morning we met with the ministry of education who have agreed to give us a letter of endorsement to go into every school and share with them the "One in a Million" campaign. We want to get as many Zimbabweans as possible involved in this project. I share with the students what life has been like for many of our children and how their dollar can make a big dfference in the lives many children who have so little. I am so encouraged by the enthusiasm the children have for this project.
Over the last few months we have had very few new children join us at SJCV. However in the last week we have been asked to take 2 small children and 4 teenagers...3 of whom are pregnant. It's always been like this. Quiet for a while then very busy. For some reason Christmas is always a busy time and sadly more children are abandoned at this time than at any other time during the year.
Our grade seven are writing their exams at the moment. These exams are very important. Without them they cannot enter high school. Our form four girls start their exams next Monday. Please pray for these young people. They have worked so hard. Passing your O'levels is extremely important in Zimbabwe. Without them there is very little you can do.