Mission Stories

End of School Year – Celebration

Yesterday was the last day of school for all of our Campus Kids!

(NOTE: My kids still have another 2 weeks before they are finished). 

We made a SURPRISE announcement on Wednesday, during our weekly meeting.  IF everyone gave their very best on Thursday – which was the last day of exams…. we would have a  HUGE celebration on Friday

Everything went perfectly yesterday at school! So this morning, the children woke up at 6:40am! All of the kids, their teachers, Gabriel, Tizzie, and Pierre all headed to the beach and ate breakfast at 7am! Not only did they eat breakfast – but they also ate their lunch there! 

Pierre, Tizzie, & the teachers were responsible for all of the morning activities.  (They didn’t take a whole lot of pictures – because everyone was too busy swimming and having fun!)

DAYTIME FUN – 7AM

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The kids returned back to the campus around 5pm to take showers and change out of their bathing suits. At 6:30pm, my family & Abbey –  took over for all of the night-time plans!  

We started with a big bonfire – where kids roasted hot dogs! Besides hotdogs/bread – we also had chips & soda. Once the kids were finished eating, we started our first round of games.

BONFIRE FUN

 

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The first game we played was our version of “Monkeys in the Middle”. We divided the kids into teams. Those inside the square tried to capture the “foxtail ball” – which was thrown back & forth from outside the boundaries. Winners were rewarded with candy. 

GAMES ROUND 1

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After we finished round 1, we went back to the bonfire to indulge in gooey, delicious s’mores!  

S’MORES

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After we finished eating, we came back together for another round of games.  We also passed out LED sunglasses and a “flying” LED toy. You use a rubber-band to send the toy straight-up in the air. Some of the kids sent them so high, they actually got stuck in a palm tree! LOL!

GAMES – ROUND 2

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Before we knew it, it was already 9:45pm! We hadn’t finished playing all of the games we had planned. However, the kids had been going non-stop at the beach since 7am. So we decided to end with a 15-minute dance party!

I am SO thankful for all of the people that made this day possible! Pierre & Gabe were at the beach the entire day. The teachers & Tizzie were moving non-stop this morning to make sure the day went well.

Jose, Malaya, Abbey, & the rest of my kids never sat down – once the kids came back over for dinner. I was anticipating some “complaining” as we walked into the house tonight. But instead, my kids were asking if we could go back again next week!

How blessed am I – to serve alongside my family? Wow! God really is GREAT!!

END OF NIGHT DANCE PARTY – 10PM

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