Here are some highlights from the day. Of course, I am not involved in every activity, so there are some things not mentioned here that go on throughout the day, as well.
We had some extra free time this afternoon, so a pretty large group drove into the city to go bowling for a couple of hours. I am thinking we need to make this a regular part of camp week if we continue using the facilities where we are. I am sure the teens would not be against that!
This has been the winning room for "room check" two days in a row... there is nothing for us to "complain" about because they have hidden all of their belongings!
This hilarious sight welcomed us in one of the men's room. As you can see by looking closely, "he" was bribing us... with cookies, a dollar, and a Ukrainian bill as well. And, yes, this room won!
At 1:00 the girls had a craft while the guys played outside. They each received a plain canvas bag with various items to decorate the bags. Thank you to Mrs. Judy VanSant for preparing this craft... the girls loved it!
Alina, happily decorating her canvas bag
We divided the girls into age groups (11-14, 15-19, leaders) and judged their bags for beauty and creativity. Above are the winning bags. The "artists" of these bags received a 1-liter cold soda (which was certainly a refreshing treat during this heat!)
The younger children have not been left out, even though they are not official campers... they have been doing their own crafts as well.
An unsaved doctor, Dr. Alla, whom we have been trying to reach with the Gospel for 3 years now, came to speak to our teens, upon our invitation. She is an ear-nose-throat doctor, and spoke on the importance of using these organs in the right way... to listen to authority, speak kind words, not drink or smoke, etc... She also gave the teens tips on how to take better care of themselves.
When the Thompsons arrived in Ukraine last week, Tiffany Thompson was having a hard time getting over an illness she had been battling for more than a week. One of her troubles was a cough that wouldn't go away, so we took her to Dr. Alla. Thanks to this doctor, she is healthy again (and Tiffany was able to experience true life on the mission field... a visit to the hospital).