Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Downpour doesn't spoil a thing!

Today is, of course, a national holiday to Americans. As a tribute to our American guests, we invited some area folks over for a cook out of imported burgers, steak, etc. It was a lot of fun. The only challenge today was there was a huge amount of rain during the late afternoon. The nice thing was the kid's camp and fun still continued. Some of the kids even enjoyed the overflowing water! (see photo)
It's really about the simple things in life for all of us, isn't it? The camp ends tomorrow and the children will head home on the bus. Hopefully they will remember good times, laughter, and embrace the truths they've been taught.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Kid's camp

Whew, I'm tired tonight. I just spent the whole day out at Camp de la Grace helping out with various things on the first day of the kid's camp. There are 345 kids in attendance, about a dozen counselors, and about two dozen volunteers present. Today the kid's were making a small craft (tongue depressor, with Bible verse, & decorations). It wasn't much by U.S. standards but for these kids, they really enjoyed it. Just being able to make something new and to take home and show their folks was impressive.
Afterwards, lots of games, teaching of stories, and food. I was talking with the cooks today and they said these kids are eating the same amount of food as the women's camp week which had over 400 adult women enrolled. After eating the kids were just running around with the sheer joy of being alive and having full bellies. When the afternoon grew cooler, there was a scavenger hunt for the kids. I'm not really sure who actually won, but I know they had fun. That was the point anyway, that they feel cared for and have a good time. I appreciate those out there who are praying, as our vehicle is up and running this week and things are going well.