Much of my life is spent doing childcare. Okay, all of my life is childcare, but on Monday and Thursday mornings I spend half the morning looking after other people’s children at New Tribes Mission. I help look after the children of students who are training to be tribal church planters. It’s a fun time for me because I get out of the house and my kids LOVE it. Every morning Lorelei asks if we get to go to childcare and both her and Delna get extremely disappointed if we don’t end up going, usually because of sickness.
It’s a nice set-up — there are three rooms side by side so I have one of my children in each. I’m normally in with the toddlers, but every-so-often I end up with the babies and last year I was 3 days a week with the pre-schoolers — so I’m fairly comfortable in any of the rooms. It’s nice for the children too because when they have the same workers fairly consistently, it gives them a sense that all is right in the world. I really enjoy getting to know the children and their parents through this ministry. Definitely a highlight of the week!