Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"I bless the rains down in Africa..."

I know I know... it's such a cliche title... BUUUT  I AM in Africa, and it IS rainy season right now, so how could I resist. Every time I hear the song though, I think of my awesome community group, and since it is Wednesday, and they would be having CG, I need to give a shout out to all of them. When I was praying about going, someone in my community group started singing the song by Toto, and the next thing you know, my entire group was singing it.. no joke, they all broke out into song...and that's why I love them, cause they're awesome like that.

Because of the gently falling rain this morning, our group devotions also had to do with the rain. We looked at this verse from Deuteronomy 32:2

"May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as the gentle rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb."

As teachers at a Christian school, this is our prayer. We want to be light showers that water our precious students who are like the tender grass that can so easily wither if not properly taken care of. At my house back home, we've had our fair share of attempting to grow grass(and in the end resorting to sod). If the grass is not sown at just the right time of the year, with just the right amount of water, then it won't grow. If there's too much water, the seed will wash away, but with not enough, it won't grow. My prayer is that my speech would be gentle and my teachings something that nourish and grow the students.

I also learned my first song in Yoruba today, it goes:

O fe mi
O fe mi ye ye
O pe to mo ti mo
P'ofe mi o

and is translated loosely like this:

Oh he loves me
Oh he loves me so much
Oh he has loved me for a long, long time

Check out the video of us singing it (sorry for the shakiness, I was trying not to make it too obvious that I was taking a video...

And one last thing, after our worship and devotions and professional development meetings, we alsways have a coffee/tea break. I got such a kick from the Oreo knock off brand... Noreos!



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