A ‘Little’ Tribute to a Special Missionary

I wanted to take a moment to honor a special missionary.  Trinity Nyemba is a little over one year-old.  She is the daughter of Nyasha and Trecie Nyemba who are part of our Missionary Team this school year.  She has been a wonderful team member to work with!

Trinity always seems to bring joy whenever we need it, no matter if we are excruciatingly hot, bored, tired or otherwise.  She is such a blessing to us and to those that she interacts with including the children, the church members and the school parents.  Everyone wants to pinch her little cheeks, and none of us can look at her without a big smile forming on our faces.

It has been such a privilege to watch her grow up over the course of this year.  She came in a stroller, we saw her first steps, we heard her first words, we watched her grow taller and broader than some of the 2 and 3 year-olds!  It has been a blessing.

God has used her to bless and bring happiness, comfort and encouragement to all of us.  She fights the good fight, always coming out the winner.  Whenever any of us would start feeling sorry for ourselves Trinity would always bring us out of that – “look at how happy and victoriously this one year-old is living on this island”…then we’d say…we need to grow up!

So Trinity has sowed some awesome seed for the Lord in His Mission field and she’s barely able to talk yet.  God is going to use this young lady for His glory and she’s going to reap a wonderful harvest for her time here in the islands, reaching out, giving all she’s got and being an all-around blessing to everyone.  I’m excited to hear about all the things Trinity will do for her Lord in the years to come.  Amen!

Baptism in the Lagoon

Gem School had its first ever Baptism Ceremony last month.  Trecie’s Fourth grade class all decided individually that they wanted to be baptized to show their love and dedication to Jesus.  Trecie ministered to them about baptism, what it meant, and made certain each student was deciding for themselves that they wanted to take this important step in their Christian walk.  We had a wonderful time seaside, and a beautiful sunset was happening during the entire baptism of the children.  God is so good.

Trecie opening up the ceremony.

The students ministered Psalm 91 to the crowd, complete with interpretive movements…they memorized the entire psalm.  It was a blessing.

The program.

Fourth graders awaiting baptism.  The teacher’s assistant, Mrs. Morina (front left) also got baptized!

God never ceases to amaze me!  We are wrapping up the final few weeks of school.  I’ll have plenty more to post as we’ve got graduation ceremonies, Activity Day and the Spelling Bee 2010 yet to do.  I’m looking forward to blessing the kids.