Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break 2011

We had less staff this year, fewer volunteers, and not as many kids as usual for our annual Spring Break Program, but that didn't stop us from having a great week or from seeing God provide in beautiful ways.  In fact, the longer our staff feels stretched out thin and blowing in the wind, the greater our understanding is of just how big and how good God is. 

He provided us with some quality volunteers, who worked very hard for us all week.  He brought us just the right amount of children, even if we thought we could've handled more.  Most of the week we had 11 or 12 kids, but on Friday we had 22!  This was still below our usual Spring Break numbers but a significant change from the rest of the week.  It was almost as if God gave us that day just to prove that He always knows best :).  While the day went well, it definitely was right on the edge of controlled chaos, and gave us a tiny taste of what things would have been like if we had still had our usual 30-40 kids.  All I really could say by the end of Friday was, "Thank you, Jesus, we made it!"

The kids had a wonderful time on our "Ramblin' Road Trip" in which we learned about difference cities in the US, as well as the ways God wants us to go in life.  The theme verse was "Teach me your ways, O Lord, show me your paths." Psalm 25:4 (Or Pslams as one dear little boy called it).  We "went to" Washington D.C. and Chicago, to Lebanon, Kansas, and Yellowstone National Park, ending the week at Knott's Berry Farm.  It was fun finding ways to incorporate the themes of each day into our activities (but don't tell the kids that Digiorno's is not Chicago style pizza haha). 

All in all, it was another great Spring Break and God is continuing to prove faithful to us in our times of need!  Here's a few fun photos of the week:

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