The idea of wearing a black bag, having no hair and a lack of Wi-Fi might seem scary to any millennial!

Deuteronomy 31:6 - “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”

The bravery of these young people can inspire anyone who might be on a journey. Being in an alienated space without any of the things that might bring you comfort, and to top it off everyone around me are mere strangers. They buckled their belts, shook off they old of who they think they were. A part of this revelation means to get a sure new haircut, or even a bam-smacking double pony tail. Shaking off your look and to top, wearing a black bag certainly scares any style conscience young person. Standing in the open and all you have is who you think you are.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

The students not only had to overcome physical barriers, they also had to dig deep and find true grit to not fend for themselves but think about the group, those people who would support them throughout the year. The intended idea of what the week holds can depict the climate of the group as well as have them build meaning full relationships as they begin to understand the Metamorpho culture and values. The key in orientation is that the student’s response toward the environment reflects their character. The leadership applies and add activities such as learning rhymes, having inspection and engaging in unifying exercises to better gauge the group dynamic.

As one of the sayings go: “If purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable”, the great Dr. Myles Monroe speaks of this revelation. Behind each of your activities is a purpose. The black bags enables the students see that certain clothing and looks don’t determine a person rather what truly matters is what is on the inside. The inspection creates a culture of excellence in your home and for your household, the purpose is to understand that we are stewards in the Kingdom. The rhymes to have the students learn important scriptures, sayings and be knowledgeable about life changing concepts that stir revelation.

There is also an endless theme of fun which the customary farmer’s market visit and farmer games made the end of the week memorable. However the climax of the week was the ceremony at Loftus where the students were greeted by legacy Meta’s and were able to remove their bags and name tags to step into the process head on. These students have surely earned their right to begin their journey of discovering authenticity, and I believe that they will not disappoint. Their courage spoke for itself.

Created By
Gert Koekemoer


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