Reflections on Summer

As the summer comes to an end, I enjoy reflecting on the special times we had in the children’s ministry. Our summer was packed full with events, service projects, and Bible lessons. At our annual Back to School Bash, the children and I discussed how looking back on memories is a great way to count […]

As the summer comes to an end, I enjoy reflecting on the special times we had in the children’s ministry. Our summer was packed full with events, service projects, and Bible lessons. At our annual Back to School Bash, the children and I discussed how looking back on memories is a great way to count the blessings God has given us. Below are some blessings from the summer.

1)Summer Bash. We kicked off our summer with gigantic water slides and a family devotional. I think the best part of the evening was watching the moms go down the 27 foot water slide.

2)Destination Unknown. We took two mystery trips this summer. We went to the animal safari in Hope Hull, AL and saw many different animals. The best part was feeding the giraffes! Some of the kids even fed them by holding the lettuce in their mouths and letting the giraffes come down for a kiss.

3)Kingdom Camp. Over 70 kids participated in our four-day, children’s camp. We learned about how jealousy, pride, and doubtfulness can mess up our lives, but God is the one who blesses us and stays with us even in the hard times. The kids also participated in group games and activities. Some highlights were playing on the large inflatables and turning the interns into human sundaes. Each year the kids are split into teams and this year Yellow Rooks won the Medieval Tournament games.

4)Maywood Christian Camp. Our kids enjoyed a week filled with bible class, evening devotionals, crafts, and sports. When I asked several of our younger girls what their favorite part of the summer was, each of them replied, “cabin time at Maywood with Kaydee the intern.”

5)Time with Interns. This year we had several split events for the children to spend time with our interns, Luke and Kaydee. Both groups enjoyed pizza and swimming. We also had a nerf and nachos party for the boys. Lots of nerf bullets were shot at Luke and the boys had a blast. The girls participated in painting and pancakes with Kaydee. Both of these events were a hit! We will have more events like this next summer.

6)Service Projects. The children worked to make Birthday Boxes for Agape’s foster care program. Throughout the year these boxes will be given to foster parents to celebrate children’s birthdays. The children’s ministry will continue to replenish these boxes too.

As you can see it was a fun, eventful summer. I appreciate all the work out interns did to make these events happen. God has truly blessed our ministry and I am looking forward to what is in store for the future!

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