Monday, July 11, 2011

crafts and such

Bible Club wouldn't have been complete without crafts!
These were a real challenge for me to prepare in advance,
primarily because I didn't know my audience;
what's available in this village?  what would these children value?

Michael, Elise, Christy and Amy prepare craft supplies
Leanne and I discuss logistics

Well, I learned quickly that they valued pinwheels.
This was definitely the ice-breaker craft. 
We made friends with everyone making this one!

absolutely everyone wanted their photo taken that day
and everyone was so tickled to see themselves in the viewer!

Elise demonstrates how to assemble a pinwheel

 Michael demonstrates too

and yes, Amy gave pinwheel construction lessons as well

bright and fun, they were perfect for all ages

the children were also very proud of their yarn weavings

Elise gets a group started on weaving
"Maikel" hangs out with his friend, "Eus"
and they were deeply earnest about kite construction

although flying the kites was pure fun!

Each day ended with songs and prayer

and a snack for everyone

Amy learned by experience that even strange little green rolls can taste good

before leaving, the children came in droves to shake hands

some even wanted our autographs

my autograph read, "Inana Amy" or, "mother of Amy" (my eldest)
and then they began to study again for the next day's club

But Jesus called the children to Him and said, 
"Let the little children come to Me, 
and do not hinder them, 
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Luke 18:16

1 comment:

Choate Family said...

Thanks for pouring yourselves out for these little ones. I love the picture of the little boy with his eyes squinched shut while praying!