Just thought I would rewind time and do a newsletter on our day with the village kids!
Recently we had a day here at the BEC with about 30 kids (some were probably not in the “child” category anymore.
Bro Ebenezer took his parent’s UTE and Luke took our “Toyota mighty” up to the villages that we teach at and collected all the children that were allowed and willing to come and have a day at the BEC!
Luke gave a story on the Good Samaritan and talked to the kids in general about caring for others and being joyful in whatever state they find themselves in. Making the choice to be positive.
The very week leading up to our day with them, they had been told to pack up and leave their village. They don’t own the land and the people who do, had some sort of falling out with one of the head people in the village. Moving was a huge thing for them to have do. Some of them had been born there, and lived there for 15 years or more. They were to be relocated to some apartments for the rest of the year and then maybe have to go back to Burma. So Luke wanted to help them keep a positive frame of mind and support one another.
Lara prepared craft activities, Jacynta did a play production, the kids all took part in the acting and I did the cooking!! 3 kgs of home made chicken nuggets. 3 min noodles are a real hit here, so they were also on the menu.
The day started with the story and coloring in Moring tea (Lara made 50 cupcakes), The play, Lunch and Craft activities.
And then about 2.30 we went to a place called “the Juniper tree”
It is basically a compound with tree house type acommodation and a pool, playing field, volley ball, playground ect. designed for any kind of missionary families to use as they wish. So they gave us permission to take all 30 kids (plus 10 of us) to use the facilities. It was great because it is only 5 min from the BEC. So we had a great afternoon there playing soccer, volleyball and into the pool to cool off!
Most of the kids listening to the story!
And below is the craft activity!
Below is the play in action! NaeNae was the injured man. Luke was the good Samaritan, Jacynta was the inn keeper. Jordan Fredrickson was the donkey (sorry no photo of that!)
Putting together the packs for the kids…pencils, pads, rubbers etc.
Enjoying lunch together.
At “The Juniper Tree” park:
Lawson with a few of the boys who were not into craft.
trying to stay cool!…
Transport for the day…
So that’s about it!! A great day and lots of fun building relationships!
Bye for now…
Luke, Vickie, Jacynta, Lara, Lawson, Zahara, Aliza, Josh, Moriah and Jordana.
PS. A few pics of the villagers packing up and leaving