“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Last weekend brought smiles, laughter, delicious food, and lots of dancing! What an incredible evening with the secondary students at Sahel, as Student Council (StuCo) put on a Hollywood-themed banquet! We watched movie trailers scripted and produced by creative Sahel students. We ate strawberry and Oreo creme filled cupcakes. We chatted over delicious homemade bread and chicken penne. Pastor Tad and Aunt Jenna, with the help of the Galmi Outreach team, taught us to square dance! The Virginia Reel was my favorite. After dessert, Rachel and I taught the students how to do a Thriller line dance! And to end the night, StuCo set off a few fireworks!
As students arrived, parents snapped photos of their children and friends. Someone asked me if I had to chaperone. That was a strange question, I thought. I don't have to be here, but I get to! I enjoyed watching students transform into Hollywood stars, all dolled up in suits and gowns. It was a time away to just be with the students and staff, all work set aside. I am grateful for Sahel Academy and the space we have for students to fellowship.