Sometimes blessings come in disguise. Me losing my job at the end of spring was just like that. I was at home the entire summer while school was out. Our patio became a permanent place of a free and unstructured “VBS” with a “curriculum” written by the Holy Spirit. Kids of all ages showed up at any and all time of the day and evening in smaller or larger groups and got their share of ice cold water, fruit, crafts, Veggie Tales, games, Bible stories, and Bible games on the iPad. I discovered that in the rare occasion when I had the chance to have one-on-one time with them they just couldn’t get enough of the individual attention. I realized that they might be really missing that from their lives. Most of these kids don’t even have their own beds. They grow up sharing a bed with their siblings and the room with their entire family. For us that is strange. For them that is a natural part of their culture. Yet, I can’t help but feel like I need to “help to raise them out of it”. …Is that the right thing to do? …I’m not sure at all. I just know one thing: teaching them about the love of Christ is good.
Coloring, drawing and crafts are always popular.
|Of course chasing the dogs is also fun.|