Well all of the kids have written for the blog and Darlene wasn't up for it for tonight so I am going to take my turn. First of all, the Kyle, Sarah, Jenni, Allen, Haley, Hunter, Carley, Jenna and Darlene have been awesome. To see them in action leading our English VBS has been a wonderful experience. From the singing of songs, to presenting the story of creation to leading a craft has been a great treat for me as the DCE. While we hope that the kids we work with won't forget how God created the world, I know we won't. Judy Newhouse is the missionary that we have been working with and she is incredible. She has taken such good care of us, I couldn't ask for a better person to work with on this trip.
We have all been pretty healthy. An upset stomach or some headaches have popped up but after some time in the air conditioning a drinking a whole bunch of water, the issues have been resolved. The humidity to something here in Hong Kong and it has taken a toll on us at times.
Today it was an early morning again. We caught the bus at 6:30 am and headed to Sharon Lutheran School. We did our VBS presentation for a group of 5th grade students and then a group of 2nd grade students. We had a wonderful lunch at a place in the mall that cooked our food right in front of us. It was amazing to watch the guy!! The afternoon was one of those once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. We went to the Lutheran Elderly Home and worked with a group of about 15 elderly people. We helped them make those Rainbow Loom bracelets that are so popular with the kids back home. These elderly people were so excited so be making these bracelets. It was just fun. Then we got the opportunity to actually visit some elderly people in their homes and her their stories. Jenni, Sarah, Hunter and I visited a couple that had been married for over 60 years. He used to pull the rickshaw rides around old Hong Kong for his living. It was a great story.
After a very crowded bus ride home, we had a great dinner near the school we are staying in and now it is time for bed. We have another early morning ahead of us. - Jim