Friday, May 2, 2008

Backyard Fun

The weather is warmer and the kids are aplenty in our neighborhood! So, this week we took Bible Club to our backyards in preparation for the summer. World Impact has 3 staff houses, all within 6 blocks of the Ministry Center, but in opposite directions. Having Backyard Bible Clubs has been a very succesful way for us to continue to be known on our block and to specifically draw out kids from each area of our community.

Kameka and Ariel goofing off before Bible Club.

This week we told the story of David and Goliath, a story that is so familiar to most of us. We don't have anything fancy in our elaborate flannel graphs or exciting videos...but you should've seen the faces of the kids as our staff took turns telling the story at their particular houses with nothing but a Goliath paper-bag puppet. I love to watch their faces when you know that they are tuned into the narrative and following every twist and turn with such anticipation of a new and exciting story.

Making Israelite soldier puppets during craft time.

Yesterday, we had club at the house that I (Adria) used to live in. I've missed the kids on that block and was excited to see them. One little girl, Kameka, who is quite the character, has a particular liking for Andrew. She calls him "Grandpa" because he has gray patches in his hair and so he calls her "Grandma" just for fun. It always makes me smile when we drive up and hear "Hey, Grandpa!" yelled from across the street.

"Grandma" and "Grandpa"

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