Saturday, July 19, 2008

One Olympics Down, One More To Go

Last night was the Summer Sizzler finale, or as we liked to call it, the "closing ceremony".  It went great!  We had many kids that had all gone to a club during the past two weeks which were held in different backyards around the valley.  We had such a great time and most of it was due to the hard work of the leaders. We got there at 10 and and worked vigerously for 7 hours until the kids started showing up at 5.

 
We started out with an awesome obstacle course that went around the whole youth room, and required quite a bit of skill to complete in my opinion.  The kids then were split into three groups: Russia, Greece and Kenya.  We then transitioned into worship.  Hannah and I led that part of the event and I think that we did an okay job considering neither of us can sing.  Well... Hannah is not that bad but I am just horrible.  It was really fun to do all of the songs with the band and I think that the kids had fun with it.  After that we started the rotations in which each team was trying to gather points.  The five stations included a basketball game, a volleyball game, a blow-up obstacle course, a running track event and a classic game of jump the river.  I was one of the people in charge of the obstacle course seeing as how I am and expert at those things.  I ended up taking pictures most of the time however.  
 
After all of the events were completed, we all went back inside for the crowning of the winner. I thought that Russia was going to win but I was dead wrong as Greece got first, Kenya got second and Russia got third.  We then went on to watch a slideshow of all of the clubs that had taken place for the last 2 weeks.  We also got to eat some delicious mud cups (chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs and gummy worms).  The slideshow was so much fun to watch with the kids and it capped off the night so great.  

After all of the fun, we then had to clean up.  That was a challenge, especially after there had been over 200 kids in the youth room for 3 and a half hours.  It went by pretty fast though as we had about 40 leaders to pitch in.

This year, Summer Sizzlers brought 40+ kids to the Lord.  Thanks for all of your prayers and support.  It was great!

2 Comentários:

Anonymous said...

That was really fun! cant wait until next year.
-holly

cory said...

dude, it was fun, i love those kids (even when they try to beat me to a pulp, and this time they drew blood!) i was wiped out afterwards though.

GO KENYA!!!!!

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