today was our first day of bible camp. we headed to the school to setup our stuff and get things ready. (part of my preparation was going with robin to get some "fresh chicken." freshly killed and plucked! we have come good footage of this, but none from my camera, unfortunately.)
it was really cool to watch our kids serve the kids in colegio makarios. they of course were a bit timid at first. after all these kids look different and speak a totally different language than they do, but by the end of the day they were playing with each other and trying to learn speak each other's language. we experienced a lot of "firsts" today and these kids did great!! it will be great to see how their confidence in what the Lord can do through them grows throughout the rest of this week! we took some time at the end of the day to tie dye some shirts with the mak staff and our kids (an activity we did with the makarios kids earlier that day).when we got back to the house, we sharpened tons of pencils for the school. i am apparently a weakling, as i came away with a large blister.
then we walked to a little store to buy some carbonated beverages.
tomorrow we are having a graduation ceremony with the kids and their parents. pray for the families as they get to hear their kids share the gospel with them as they share what they learned. also, pray for our kids (and us) as they get out of their comfort zone again.
one of our little guys said today that he was going to wear the bracelet we made so the he would remember the dominican republic. he was also excited to get home and tell one of his friends all about it!