Today was filled with so many exciting things! After chapel in the morning, we prepared breakfast for our transition students. We introduced them to Nutella for the first time and their reactions were priceless. Needless to say, they were big fans of it! Each student was given a Jesus Calling book and Brittany and Mariah lead them in a morning devotional. This was a time to really demonstrate the importance of starting your day off with the Lord. So many of the students seemed eager to continue these readings each day.
Next, Andy lead them in a lesson about budgeting and finances. The students are going from never handling money to suddenly having to pay rent, buy food, give tithe and allocate money for their electricity bill. Andy did an awesome job of explaining what the Bible has to say about money and the importance of spending it wisely. He also talked about negotiating with people at the market to make sure you get the best deal... Apparently that was one thing that the students were familiar with! We all went to Karen and ate at Big Square for lunch in Karen, a nearby town. Our team split in half and took the boys to eat first while the girls shopped for more necessities for their new home. We ordered all the students a chicken sandwich, French fries and a Coke. After explaining what ketchup was and that it tastes really good on French fries, the boys devoured their meal in no time. They absolutely LOVED it! After the girls finished eating, all the students were treated to an ice cream con