2011: Day 13
THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP!!! EVERYONE IS EXCITED!!! There is anticipation in the air…but first, breakfast (obviously…heaven forbid we go without a meal!) Our duties at the camp include helping with updating all of the information on the children for the ministry and the sponsors, sitting with the classes as the teachers teach, and assisting with teaching in some of those classes, and of course…PLAYING WITH THE KIDS!!! The comment kept being made, “there is no way you could explain this to someone.” That is what it is, unexplainable. To have 30 to 40 (or more) kids around you just wanting to be with you, hold your hand, touch you, or mimic everything you do…Talking with the leader of the camp, we talked about when we leave everyday and how they have to pull the kids away from us…he simply said, “It is a demonstration of love that is incredible to see.” The kids have a love for us that is unwavering and unconditional.
Cindy, Genesis, Olivia, and Sarah painted the fingernails and toenails of every high schooler (form 1 and form 2) at the camp…Jackie helped them make jewelry, and helped them pick out purses and flowers for their hair (thanks Theresa and Celina). We were able to give them toys and serve them lunch and dinner. Oh, and of course, PLAYED WITH THE KIDS!!! It was just another amazing day!!
Your Africa Team
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”