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.

3 comments:

katch224 said...

What a wonderful day well spent! I know the Lord appreciated your being His hands as He loved His precious children through you.

Terra-Leigh said...

I'm so glad the kids camp is still going every year! It's wonderful to see those smiling faces each summer. Thanks for the update!

Clarissa said...

People should read this.