Camp day 1 As we ate breakfast at the dining hall the kids at HOM were already curious and excited about the program ahead of them. They were checking our week long schedules taped on various doors throughout the facility.
Registration was split into 3 age groups, kids from surrounding villages came by 3 minibuses (HOM). There are approx. 68 kids from 6 to 15.
Kids lining up outside the main hall before they enter.
First day, first impression for everyone.
Crystal explaining some rules (drawn by Andrea)
Before the first bible story begins, the kids were ask to help "clean up" the stage before them. It was instantaneous to say the least.
During the day we split into 3 groups and rotate through 3 stations: Memory verse, Games, and Craft. We will have pictures of those later from the leaders of each stations.
Before free time we presented them some game equipments we brought over. Badminton rackets, ropes, etc. All of them watched with anticipation.
Soccer however was the most passionate sport. I can surly say they love it more than N.American kids love hockey hands down.
(note: most played bare foot)
Lunch time; Some of the children would put extreme amount of food in their mouth all at once... Food is extremely valuable to them.
Afternoon, back to the hall for some singing and recap.
Questions, they love to answer.
Singing "Our God is So Big":
Going through the Gospel flip book. Crystal introduced one of the color/meaning today (Yellow).
After wrap up session, everyone had snacks outside. Here are 3 of the digestive problem team members:
... and here is the eye allergy problem team member:
I decided to try playing "football", Tiffany was better...
Time to head home. As the kids loaded the 3 minibuses, they waved good bye. Some packaged their snacks as they don't want to eat it all at once. Like I say before, food is very valuable to these children.
That wraps up Day 1.
As we wrap up Day 2 as of this blog post, please continue to pray for good weather here, it is starting to get extremely hot! yikes!