Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spreading Godly Play throughout the world

I love seeing Godly Play spread to other parts of the world, and it's been a joy to me to be a small part of seeing it introduced to the Russian-speaking world.

Two of the ladies, Anastasia and Asmic,  who attended our Core Training in Minsk last October have now given an introductory seminar (Taster Day/ Kennenlernen Tag) in Moscow. 

Please read all about it on Asmic's blog, Amazing and Amusing

The beautiful faces of the people learning to mentor children will definitely encourage you! 

I was also encouraged to see pictures of men at the seminar. The majority of GP storytellers are women, but as Berryman writes in The Spiritual Guidance of Children, he and Thea intended from the beginning for both genders to be involved in mentoring children. It is definitely not a given in Russian culture (and especially in the evangelical church culture there) that men are going to be working with children.  I applaud these guys for their work and for being open to something new. 

I am also thrilled for Anastasia and Asmic for being able to pass on their knowledge and experience. May God bless their work and a whole generation of children through it!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Sheila, I'll definitely pass on your compliments to the guys in our Sunday School! We have amazing people on our team))