This past weekend we had our first womens seminar. This was a special weekend for the 45 women that came, because this was for most, their first break from normal life in a very long time. The Zambian women are always busy. They are responsible for all of their children, the cooking, the cleaning, the clothes washing, and on top of all of that they are usually working out in their field.
It was a great weekend of fellowship, singing, language learning (for me), and teaching techniques for how to teach children at home and at church. We taught on a very SIMPLE, basic level. Ellie taught the group how to draw stick figures and how to come up with pictures on your own. Sondra and Erin taught how to use shapes and objects to get childrens attention (sticks, trees, cut outs). I taught how to teach stories by creating motions and sounds to go with the story that the children can mimic. We had a lot of fun working with the ladies on how this can all be done in their culture.
|This momma above, was left by her husband right before this baby boy was born, she now raises six kids alone, but is so faithful to her church. I was so happy she got to take a break and come to the seminar.|
|My group of women practicing their presentation--creating motions for your story|
|Their presentation of Jesus' baptism|