Day 11 Part 2: Discipleship Camp Day 2 and Family House!

First off this is going to be another massive post with lots of pictures :) After our Roma camp in the morning we started our 2nd day of the Discipleship camp. We added in a game between the peacemaker program and the skill lessons. Rock Paper Stone battle of the two teams...

The game took a very long time before we had a clear winner.

At our Bookmaking station the teams were finalizing their storyboards

And then we gave them some photo assignments to get them started with the cameras...

In the cooking class they made fries!

The fries were pretty popular!!

Volleyball was the game of the day in the sport station...

As we wrap up the afternoon the kids had to do a short skit on what they learned...

Snack time was fruity.

In the evening we were invited over to the family house where half the house was for some of the older kids along with a live in parent. The other half is where Vasya's family lived. The last time I came the house was still under construction!

On both side of the house there's a huge vegetable garden!

We arrived to the front (or back) yard to find the meats on the BBQ is nearly done!!

Pork and chicken, slowly bbq in flameless heat from charcoals. It taste as good as it look.

We took a tour of the kid's side of the house first. Extremely clean and neat rooms, both girls and boys!

The bed used to be higher I think...

This is Maxim's room...

He showed us many metals from various soccer tournaments...

We then took a short tour of Vasya's home, and as we move to his office area he told me to come in and take a look at something...

... It was his collections of soviet cameras!!!! I hung around there for the longest time!!!

Since we spent so much time at his office we had to stop our tour and come back out to eat :)

... I think Pastor Kenny wanted to show me he's holding water...

We were all really thankful to come and experience this meal with the family house kids and everyone there. It's like having a massive family gathering! Lots of warmth and love.

This was also the last night in Ukraine for Anette, she will be heading back to Norway the next morning.

The Chicken and its wings...

The Pork which was prepared by Valery...

It was an extremely good meal...

After the meal we went to the other side of the yard to play some games!! How's that for after dinner activities!!! There's something about sunset after dinner, outside, playing games with a giant family! It's hard to explain, it just feel just right.

The game involve a LOT of running... I was told I ran very funny... with my camera and a sore thigh...

Josef using scare tactic :D

Grace was extremely fast...

Timothy, Vasya's youngest.

As the sun left us we were called back for 4 amazing cakes made by Vasya's Mom, Nadia.

The middle one was my favourite... but even the cherry one I loved and I don't normally eat ANY cherries. I have never tasted cakes like these 4 before. There is no comparison...

As the night ended I can't help but feel this is what family is all about and HOM is bringing this environment to kids that would never have this if they were left in state orphanage or worst yet on the street. They are also in the process of building a Boys and Girls dorm / hostel in the land right behind the family home to give more independence and help to the teens who will be moving to adulthood soon. It is exciting to see how God is growing their ministries and changing lives.