Today was Puffin Day!! Let me explain……Piers the Puffin was a our Feature Creature as a part of Ocean Commotion theme for the kids VBS. Our team wore t-shirts that said “just a girl that loves Puffins”. No, my shirt did not say that but I did have Dude Puffin on my shirt as a part of our daily Feature Creature. The kids activities for the day were first off sharing their memory verses for the past two days and learning a new one for today. Each child that recited their memory verses received points for their team. Many of them did an awesome job in reciting them.
Lily and I spend some time at the cross. The 14’ x 7’ cross we mounted on the roof of the church a few year back is not weathering well. The cross members are rotting a bit due to the rain and the sun. “Flex Seal” made the trip with me as a possible remedy to add some years to the cross. So Lily and I set an extension ladder to the roof, climbed the ladder and then raised the ladder up to the flat roof so we could then get to the cross. So, we spent some time at the “top of the cross” pouring Flex Seal into the seam and areas of distress. Our prayer is that it helps the situation to extend the life of the wooden cross.
Again, I am so proud of the team and the work they are doing to make this week a week to remember for the kids and staff on the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission campus at Mole St Nicolas, Haiti.
— Mr Tom
During VBS, Sharon talked about how Noah trusted God, so we can also trust him. We paired the kids up into twos, and blindfolded one. The others job was to lead their teammate around the field and not let them run into the “obstacles” being the team leaders. Later in the morning, we played a game where 2 teams lined up and each member after another picked a picture of an animal out of a bucket and had to act and sound like that animal down and back the basketball court. It was so fun to see the kids different ways acting and sounding like the animal that they picked. Each team played two games and then switched. The kids are very competitive, and the team scores are tight!
When we came back together in the afternoon, we spilt each team into four smaller teams and gave them a sheet of tinfoil. Each team had 10 minutes to build a boat out of their foil. After their time was up, all of the boats were placed in pools of water and one by one, we added marbles to see which one would last the longest. We were down to the last two and we lost count of marbles but it was somewhere above 40 before one started taking on water. It was awesome to see the teamwork and pride in the creativity for this activity! So many fun games played today. This week has been so fun and I am looking forward to the rest of it with this team.