Sunday, November 6, 2011

Very Busy Semana (week)... otherwise known as VBS!

Ok, for the past week we were running the annual DVBS at the mission school, and for the week before that we were prepping for it! It was a lot of fun this year with only one of the five days being ridiculously hot (in the 40's!)! The rest were nice and cloudy and cooler and we had so much fun playing and teaching the kids. Here are some pics from the week- hope you enjoy them!
 Tendai Helps us prepare by loading up the water balloons for day one of VBS
 We filled nearly 200 balloons every day. We love waterballoon games!
 Tendai made this face everytime she threw a balloon in. I have no idea why.
 A wet sponge game! More fun!
 Who doesn't love a good sack race?
 Balloon games... we love em.
 Rick telling the story of David and Goliath.
 and... more balloon games. (have i mentioned these are a highlight for just about everyone?)
 some of the lovely faces we get to see!
 Balloon toss game.
 Oh how I love these smiles!
 On the driveway to the school is this tree. I really wonder how it got that way.
 More amazing faces.
 The kids painted rocks to help decorate outside the school for their closing ceremonies this coming week.
 One of my favorite smiles from the week. He has mischeif written all over his face dont you think? :)
 Rick tried his hand at some face (arm) painting.
 So did some of the kids. :)
 On Friday morning we got to watch a Bible Story Movie... and we got to use the wonderful new projector we had donated by our supporting church in Morinville, Alberta. The kids LOVED the video, and we loved that we didnt have to tape up the whole room and turn it into a dark hole to see the picture on the screen. Fantastic!
 Kids and Teachers intently watching the video on the "big screen" !
They sat perfectly still for at least half an hour. Everybody loves a good movie out in our neck of the woods seeing as they rarely, if ever, see one.
Tendai helped out by feeding the duikers every so often while Mommy and Daddy were getting ready for VBS.

We thank everyone who prayed for cooler weather, as it really made the week so much more enjoyable! Its hard to have a lot of energy to play and keep up with 170 some kids in plus 40 degree weather!

Currently we are in South Africa, for a very quick one week trip to get supplies and errands done both for our house and also for the mission. Everything from electrical wires, to truck axels, replacing stolen mirrors to uploading update videos! Please pray for good health, safe travels, safety while in an around town (as there is a lot of crime here, especially when you are driving a truck with Mozambique plates!), and that the funds will continue to come in for our house fund. Thanks so much!

God Bless,
Rick, Heather & Tendai

1 comment:

Janette said...

Love the laptop skin...maybe because I have the very same one!! Great minds think alike! Loved seeing and hearing about a fun successful week of DVBS. Praying all goes well with your trip to SA.

Blessings, Janette