Last Friday the boys and I (DeAnna) went on a field trip to the Rainbow Innovative School. This is a private Christian Cameroonian School. I was able to get more experience driving today as we journeyed across Yaoundé. The school is bright and the teachers work so hard with their students. They had a playground area (very unusual for any Cameroonian school) and they had nice class rooms.
Our students have been having spiritual emphasis week at school with the focus being around 1 Tim 4:12. Our students have been having chapel time every morning this week with each class having a different day to present a skit, sing songs or something. Our students presented what they did during chapel and their students presented what they have been working on. They had a time when one of our students was paired with one of their students and they read books to one another. Their library was a triangular shaped rack that held maybe 15 books, they have 60 students. Each of our students donated a book to their school to help them have more books in their library. The children had a chance to play games together and just play. They treated us like royalty with the lunch that was prepared. Tables with white tablecloths, square chic plates and nice glasses were set around outside for all the students with a huge buffet of rotisserie chicken, pizza, fried plantains, French fries, rice and a beef stir fry dish plus many difference kinds of drinks from a Kool-aid type drink to a frozen smoothie to juice. We shared cookies for dessert.
It was a wonderful time together. There was a little girl age 6 who befriended me and asked what color am I, she played with my hair and was very curious why it felt different than hers and kept touching my face and arm. Looking at all the children together, I couldn’t help but think of the beauty of how each one of us are made in His image.