Sunday, July 22, 2007
Sunday: Church and Recruiting
That is, we were recruiting kids to come to the VBS programs this week. Due to a change in plans, we went from 8 church locations for VBS down to 6. To make up for that, the Mikruts' house was added as another location. Since no one in the neighborhood new about it beforehand, we had to go out through the neighborhood and generate some interest. We had lively music playing at the house, and went through the streets with balloons, snacks, and invitations to the VBS programs. We also had the van, with people hanging onto the sides, and clowns from a local church. We'll see tomorrow how well we actually did generating interest. Hopefully lots of kids show up!
To begin the day, we went to a local church here and worshiped with them. It was probably very different for most of the people in the group. I got to translate a greeting from Jim Mikrut on behalf of the group. Surprisingly, I did pretty well translating. After the service we went to the home of the Mikruts. There we had lunch, put together snack bags for the VBS, and hung out in an air conditioned house.
The pictures above will have to speak for themselves until I can get back online. Right now, we're off to a drama at another church here. Quick rundown, though.
1. Me with the pastor at the church this morning, along with a couple other guys.
2. Going through the neighborhood in the van. Lots of mud. It rained.
3. Need I say anything?