They gather for church every Sunday and have worship, prayer and teaching. As they enter the church room, each child is given Kwacha to put in the offering plate. Pastor Eric, one of our Zambian Staff teachs there every week and Gilbert, another Zambian Staff lead the children in worship. Children help lead in worship, set up the chairs, collect the offering, share in testimony, recite memory verses they have been studying, lead in prayer and the older children help manage the behavior of the younger ones.
As in any group... roles always develop and certain personalities emerge as leaders and different roles are assumed. It was fasciniating to watch this unfold there. That day was a celebration of the New Year and so after church the house moms prepared a big feast for the children. The children used mealie meal bags and 'de-threaded' them and used the string to tie in the trees and hang ballons from.
It was incredible to watch the set-up of this party. They then set-up a speaker and danced and sang.
This hideaway for orphans is not for the fatherless. Each of these children know they have a FATHER that loves them inifintely more than they could be loved by anyones else here on earth. They know that God is good and has rescued them from situtations unimaginable to us. They have much to celebrate. And so they did!