The December mission team members accompanied the Mercy staff on a village outreach. They helped with the tasks of administering malaria tests, distributing medication, and weighing babies.
We had all the children for VBS in the morning, which made things quite busy, but all went well. In the afternoon, we attended the Christmas party for the residential CRC children, as they returned today. We also got to catch up with some past residential CRC children who are living now in the community.
We had another great day of VBS "Hero Central"! The children have been wonderful, learning about the Beatitudes, blowing bubbles, making badges, and playing games. We also attended Mercy’s and CRC devotions today. We ended the night reading bedtime stories to the CRC children. 😊
Day 5: Most of the team members who sponsor children got to see them today (one was on holiday). We celebrated the MTC’s 10th Anniversary with fried chicken, French fries, popcorn, and cake. We also made final preparations for VBS as our last three days will go quickly!
Hero Central Day 1 Bo Style. We had about 40 Child Rescue Centre students come for VBS in the morning and another set of 40 come in the afternoon. The kids loved the play dough, making a mess in science, having snack, and most importantly learning about Samuel anointing David. It was also great to see past friends.
Street scenes from Bo Town, video below:
The October mission team included film maker Charlie Kendall, Floris UMC associate pastor Barbara Miner, educators Minister Gloria Daniels and Minister Jackie Chaney, and Dr. Carol McIntosh, who is an Ob-Gyn and HCW Board member. The team was also joined by Allen and Patty Morell, the partner church representatives from Osterville UMC.
The team participated in medical outreach and service at Mercy Hospital; filmed a series of short videos about the CRC and Mercy; and collaborated with local schools attended by CRC students. The team members also visited the children they sponsor, and even signed up to sponsor a few more.
You can view two of Charlie's videos and the team's photos below.