Saturday, June 28, 2014

Tuesday: VBS Day 1

Fortunately for us, things are a little more slow paced here in Haiti. Breakfast this morning was around 9:00, so we had a leisurely time getting ready before things got started. After breakfast, kids started arriving a few at a time. They dress in their Sunday best for VBS, so the boys have collared shirts and khaki shorts or pants and all the girls have pretty dresses on. The little girls have pretty bows and hair things in.

Crates were set up for benches, and they all were seated to begin. It is amazing to all of us how they can sit and wait so patiently. Even the little ones. Our translators really got into the puppet show. We taught today on the Creation Story. After the puppet show, our kids stood up and as the translator read through the creation account, they used hand motions to describe each day's creation.

We had a craft for them to do. They colored a creation story wheel. For about a half an hour. :) They really enjoyed coloring, and wanted so badly for us to praise their work. It is fun to see their faces light up with a little praise. :)

After that, we played parachute games. That was a huge hit! When all was done for the day, the ladies fed all the kids. We estimated about 230 kids were here today. Can you imagine trying to feed that many children? Now imagine feeding them all with no stove or oven or even a table. Everything takes very long to prepare, and is no easy feat.

As I write tonight, all our kids are in one tent playing cards, laughing and talking. I am about to give them the lights out and in bed signal. Come back for more tomorrow!

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