Sports, Beach and Celebration
Thursday was a super busy and fun day. After English class we got to play some sporty type games. We played a balloon game where you have to get a balloon and pop it without using your hands. Inside the balloons were letters. The object was to make as many words as you could. You got double for words that were longer than 5 letters. Surprisingly, my team won! I’ve never done well at those types of words games.
We also played a game where you have to get everyone on to a piece of paper. Each round the paper gets smaller by half. Eventually, my whole team was standing on my one foot with Anna on my shoulders. We tied for first.
Another game we played was Steal the Bacon.
After each lunch, we headed off to the beach. We’d been telling Anna that we might not get to go because of the rain. On the way to our apartment-unit, she said, “Daddy, when we get back to the house let’s pray to God that there won’t be any rain while we’re at the beach.” When we got to the house we prayed. God answered Anna’s prayer. Although it was forecasted to rain all day, the whole time we were at the beach it didn’t rain a single drop. As soon as we were headed back to LSV in the bus, it started to rain. In order to keep 30+ kids safe in the water at the beach, we decided that 4 men would go out a bit and create a wall that the campers were not allowed to cross. The ladies were on shore also watching from that side. It proved to be very effective and we were able to keep an eye on all the children the whole time.
When we got back, and released the kids to their parents, we sat down to dinner. At dinner it was announced that we were celebrating that LSV was able to obtain the necessary permits to continue operating. This is no small feat in this land. We celebrated with cake and soda.