Wednesday followed the same schedule as Tuesday. The day seemed to run with fewer glitches, probably because the children are beginning to understand the schedule…as are we adults! We are so excited that many groups of folks came together to make this camp happen — but therein also was a bit of the challenge…we weren’t always sure who was in charge, or where to get specific answers to questions. That has worked itself out over the course of the week and hey, by the time the camp ends it’ll be running like clockwork!
The American team from North Carolina met together with the American group leaders plus our great friend Viktor to pray for the day yesterday. And to pray for one of our campers whose mother had died the day before. I don’t think the reality has hit for this little one, but we’ve got our eyes open and our arms open wide to comfort her however we may. Please pray with us for Lena and also her older sister.
The games today centered around music, and my group loved musical chairs. The chairs were a little high for the smallest, but they quickly learned to scramble to find a chair and climbed in. I was surprised to see them still included in the final rounds.
Music was next on our agenda. Each of the groups is preparing a song to perform on Friday when many of the parents may attend. When we arrived Jim’s crew was still up front practicing — singing in two languages!! Such talent.
My little guys are learning two parts. Or attempting to learn two parts. Or are at least amused by attempting to sing in two parts. (Not two voices, mind you, simply different words sung at different times…in unison.)
Our free time was spent outside where we came up with a team name. We are now officially the green grasshoppers. I think they will always answer to simply Zeleni (green). How many of you remember “Here is the church; here is the steeple; open the door and see all the people”? We have Jamie on video doing that as a little munchkin. Well, these guys thought it was fun as well, though I wasn’t able to make the Ukrainian rhyme!
Following lunch my little grasshoppers had a Bible lesson where they learned about God’s promises. They learned about Abraham and the fact that God promised to increase his family as many as the stars in heaven.
We concluded our classes in the crafts room where each child completed decorating a T-shirt. I think the plan is for them to wear these shirts on Friday. Not exactly sure, though. I simply had to take this picture:
Talk about stylin’!!
Two more days. Pray that the children are actually hearing God’s Word, not simply listening to the words. Pray that the parents/caretakers/social workers might attend the “SpekTAKle” on Friday, and that their ears and hearts will also be open to the Truth.