On April 6, 7, and 8, a lot of the IGSL playground team did a VBS for kids near the school. It was really fun. We put on a play, gave snacks, led worship with fun songs, and did crafts with the kids. In the plays, I played a blind man, a disciple, and a woman going to Jesus’ tomb. It was a little hard at points because most of the kids did not speak great English, but they were able to understand the plays anyway.
The crafts we made were really cool. We made crosses, stick people, and a two-faced blind man. It was really fun. The worship songs we sang were “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,” “Jesus loves me,” and our friend Deborah Fellows sang a song in Tagalog. The kids got really excited when they got to go to the front and sing.
On the last day we had a graduation for the kids. It was a big deal as many girls came in dresses and looking nice. We put on the play about when Jesus was crucified. We played with the kids too. After the play, we gave them snacks. Some of them gave us homemade jewelry to thank us for doing the VBS. Then we gave the kids goodie bags which had markers and a little cross in it.
I had a lot of fun. I think it meant a lot to the kids that we did a VBS. My favorite parts were the worship and the plays. I had a lot of fun doing it with my friends. I hope you like the pictures from our VBS that we did.
One month ago 26 Americans came to the Philippines to build a new playground for IGSL! It was fun because some families came with kids that we know. And it was fun to see my principals from LCS!
The first day we dug a lot of holes. We also lifted up concrete. All of the kids took turns banging a hammer at a cement block.
On the second day we had all of the pieces for the new playground. They arrived in the middle of the night on our second night of the week! Me and my friend Lana Bird were lifting a lot of poles. It was hard work so I was really happy when we went swimming on Thursday morning. The whole time we worked, the kids here at IGSL were so excited that they just stood and stared while we worked. By the time the cement dried, we did a dedication.
After the dedication the kids all ran to the playground. It was really cool to see all of the kids on the playground even the older kids were playing. I also want to give a special thank you to LCS for all the letters they gave to the kids here and for all of the money they donated to the playground. I also want to thank the playground team for coming to build the playground.
THANK YOU!!! A lot of new kids are here now and are playing on the playground. My family had a lot of fun hosting and working on the project. See some pictures we took while building the playground. Enjoy
P.S. Please pray for Nepal were the earthquake was.