She agreed, and Isaac and I quickly figured out how we would give our talk together. We decided to do it together, me teaching about value, him teaching about purity, me showing what happens to your heart if you have multiple partners, and him teaching about what God's best for us is, regarding marriage and sex.
I was shocked- this woman is the wife of a pastor and a leader in the community. But she believes a common lie that many people around the world believe. I was thankful that her comment came when Isaac was teaching, because he responded with kindness but also authority. "I understand why you think that love is a reason to be able to have sex with someone," he responded, "but no where in the Bible does it say that. Every time someone has sex outside of marriage, the Bible calls it sin. If you love someone and want to have sex with that person, you must first make a commitment before God and your family and friends that you choose this person forever. We call that commitment marriage."
His answer left her silent, as well as all of the other teenagers that were listening. Although it created tension, it allowed Issac to speak truth about a lie that many believe.
Now to a completely different topic- the tropical storm from last week! Thank you so much for your prayers- for those of you who were watching the weather and what happened here, the storm stopped coming up the Mozambique Channel, and went right back out to sea. We believe that it was because of prayers and God's hand that the storm had no effect here. It is amazing to see how God works through prayer!