Today was my first day at the Green House. I am going to be helping at this organization about two to three times a week. Today was our VBS day, but we mostly played games since our VBS actually starts next week Monday. We took the kids to Ninos park right next to the two apartment complexes that house many Hispanic and Ukraine families, and over 600 children. It was a total blast and I had a great time begin able to get to know the kids here and begin to build relationships with them. We started with the game called “The BLOB.” It is one of the kids favorites and is where one person runs around trying to tag others and if you are tagged you link arms and form “the BLOB.” It was great and the kids thought it was the greatest thing ever. I thought it was going to be hard to get to know these kids, but if you play with them and don’t mind getting a little wet from water balloons they will love you and want you to play in the park all the time. One of my favorite parts of today was a water game that we played. The kids all got into two lines and at the beginning of each line they had a bucket of water and then about twenty feet in front of each line was another bucket that was empty. Each line had a sponge the point of the game is to soak the sponge in the water and the run to the empty bucket, then to put the water from the sponge in the empty bucket and run back to you line so the next person could do the same thing. So basically the team that had the most water in their bucket at the end won. So we were about to start the game and the kids are getting ready as we said “Ready. Set. GO!” and right when we said go, the sprinklers turn on all over the park. It couldn’t have been better timing. So we all ran around the whole park getting soaking wet and covered in grass and dirt. The kids thought it was the greatest thing ever and that we had planned that to happen (which we had no idea that the sprinklers would turn on). Over all it was a great day! The team, Rocking Hurricanes (my group), the third graders prevailed in red light green light. It was an epic game that I am sure they will never forget. It was a great day and I felt so cool when I was biking home and a little girl from the complex shouted “BYE KRISTEN!”
What a wonderful day to begin my adventures at the Green house,
Please pray for: Yuliana, Tazar, Benita, Uylessies, Ignasio, David, Perla, Yanet, Kimberly, Willie, Diana, Edwin, Oscar, Emily, Kelsey, and Julie. All are either volunteers, staff, or Kids that I talked with today. Pray that as the summer progresses God keeps these kids safe and that he gives them people who will be good influences in their lives.