Mountains of Fun
Hey! I’m Maike from Germany. I started my DTS in January 2012, and now I’m in Indonesia with my outreach team. In the last week we went to different slums and sang songs, played games, performed skits and taught some of the children English. We also held a soccer ministry and went to an orphanage, a High School and some kindergarten classes. The teachers there were so thankful that they cooked for us!
My most favorite adventure till now started last week. We drove to a village in the mountains where we stayed for four days. The pastor of the church we stayed in welcomed us with lunch. After a little orientation, we went to a local Christian orphanage. There were about 35 children between two and nineteen years old. We played with them, taught them English worship songs, did two skits and one of us gave a testimony. It was an awesome evening and everyone had a lot of fun.
The next day we drove higher into the mountains to help a farmer in his banana field. On the way we got stuck because it was too steep. So we all had to get out of the van and push it up the hill! When we arrived the people there greeted us with such joy. They opened coconuts for us and let us climb up a thin bamboo ladder to a rooftop so that we could enjoy the beautiful view over the whole island. After working hard on the banana farm, seeing snakes and scorpions, we went deeper into the jungle to visit some people and to pray for them. On the way we had to get out of the car again a few times and push the car up the mountain. We prayed for a Hindu woman, whose right side of the body doesn’t work anymore and told her about Jesus and what he has done for us. Then we went on and prayed for a man who lost one leg and can’t hear anymore. We didn’t see any healing right away, but we could feel a change in the atmosphere and even see a fresh lightness come upon the lady’s face.
In the evening we went to another orphanage and played games, sang songs and made balloon animals and things. The next day, we went on a prayer walk in another village where the people there had never heard about Jesus. Later the pastor we stayed with took us to the youth group where he preached and James gave his testimony.
It was so much fun there! Just to praise God even if we don’t know the language in which we were singing… I don’t think that in any other faith people have so much fun to worship and praise their God!!
Maike Rose – January 2012 Leadership DTS