Through VBS and the time afterwards, several of the team members got to hang out with some of the kids in the village. Getting to know the children of the community is always fun, and chances are when your son or daughter gets back to the states and you ask (after they have slept for 14 hours straight), "What was your favorite part?" Most likely they are going to say that the kids are the best. In fact, they will show you approximately 384 pictures of every child they met. :) The children are sweet and playful and ready and willing to correct your spanish....and introduce you to their dog and their three siblings and maybe even show you how to swing a pick-axe or the correct way to shovel gravel...children don't mind the language barrier, they embrace it. It's a very special experience to spend time with them.
Kennedy, one of the sweet interns for the summer shared some of her thoughts about VBS today...
"VBS exceeded my expectations. We had around 70 kids who were really focused on the lesson and ready to learn. The actors in the skit were excellent. The team that prepared everything for VBS did an amazing job at creating the "Bible time" look. We had games and snacks for the children afterward. All in all, it was a really good day. I look forward to the rest of the week and the VBS's to come!"
Before devo tonight, the team spent some time sharing ways that God's guidance has been made visible to us. His timing is incredible and he constantly has his hand in everything. It's amazing.
I asked around tonight for some photo submissions and WHOA. These people love to take some pictures. I have a few hundred, but lucky for you I'm not going to post all of them here tonight. :)
Everyone is safe and in good health...we love and miss you all!