|Before we could have the party, we had to get ready. We rented some tents, and everyone chipped in to get the yard cleaned up and ready.|
|Working hard to have a great program! Hannah helped clear the dead leaves away.|
|Chef Jeremiah! I was able to cook some khebabs for the party, and we had rice and coleslaw that Brittney made up. It was a time of feasting, fun, fellowship and focus, a powerful prayer and praise party!|
|Big boy Jonathan helps get the chairs cleaned up. We rented 80 chairs and most of them were filled.|
|Bro. Nelson, an outstanding young man, led the singing and did a great job.|
|Our near neighbor and good friend, Bro. Oben Wilson gave us the opening prayer, committing the program into the hands of the God of all nations.|
|Many of the ladies chipped in to help serve the food. We didn't have to ask, they just saw a need and filled it. Thank God for willing hearts and hands.|
|Yum! Everyone enjoyed the food and we thank God and all of our supporters for the finances that made this program possible.|
|As we said, it was a time of fun- we played a number of games, and the adults got into them just as much as the kids (or even more). Being able to do something fun together is a great way to build the sense of being the Family of God.|
The ladies played this game ("Helium Stick") against the guys. I won't tell you who won ;).
Adults vs. Children for Charades. Young and old, everyone got into it, and so it was great! The kids won.
Having fun was a goal of our program, and so to was building faith. Our role as citizens of our earthly nation is important- we are to be Salt and Light, we are to shine by being respectful, and prayerful subjects. Our true citizenship is indeed in heaven.