Saturday was the closing day for Kid's Camp this school break. For 3.5 weeks, we gathered every Tuesday and Saturday afternoons for games, singing, and Bible Study. It was great getting to know the children on a deeper level. Especially those who were in my "Genesis" group.
Here are the kids playing with sock puppets... that came from some friends in Michigan. :)
The kids are working hard on a final exam
The youngest class was having a fun follow-up discussion, because they don't know
how to read or write yet.
"CAPTAIN SALVATION" came for the closing ceremonies. :)
"Captain Salvation" described the prizes the children could purchase after a few more kid's camp sessions (the Christmas break) - after they have collected points for attendance, doing their homework, participating in games, memorizing Scripture, and bringing a friend.
The number of children started out low on Saturday because many of them were at the Sport's Grounds, participating in sports activities with Stephen Kiprotich (the 2012 Ugandan Gold Olympian!), so we weren't even sure we would have a closing program, but after an hour and a half the church filled with kids. God is good.
To finish the day, I had baked a pile of cookies. I had lost count while baking because friends were helping and children were around, but I was sure there were lots. We counted heads when the kids lined up for juice and two cookies - one coconut, and one peanut butter (made from peanuts that I shelled, roasted, and brought to the grinder!). "Sure, there are enough!" The kids came, one by one, pairs of cookies were handed out and the box began to deplete.
"Teacher Karen, there are 28 children left." No worries, lots of cookies. As the last few little ones lined up, we counted 9 heads. I looked in the box and began to wonder. The teachers started to say.. "We want cookies too!", but as I counted out the treats... only and exactly 18 cookies were left. Every child would receive 2 cookies!!
Next Saturday the teachers are getting together for a follow-up meeting, so I guess I need to bake again. :) Banana bread is the request I heard.