Last Friday, I’ve posted Serving The Kids– the post is all about my expectations and how I feel about serving. Now, I’ve experienced the real kid’s camp and it is something that I would never forget.
I never really liked kids. Yes I was once a kid but I don’t really like clingy people and kids are…clingy. But little did I know, kids give out the most genuine smile you’ll ever receive in your life.
Almost 30 kids attended. I’m not exactly sure but I guess it’s more than 30. It wasn’t easy. Serving God is never easy and that applies to the kids as well. You’ll experience everything. They ask your permission first before doing something and it’s like wherever you go, a kid will call you because they need help. It’s tiring, it’s not easy but it’s worth it. The feeling while you’re there is so much more.
I love how kids pray– it is so sincere, so true, so pure. They don’t think for themselves instead they think of their mother and father and siblings left at home. It’s so sweet and very heart touching.
Since I am a facilitator, I was tasked to know the kid’s heart and the problems they’re facing at home. Sometimes it’s about their parents, siblings and sometimes all about their friends. For some of us, the youth, the kid’s problems are very light but you’ll never know how hard is the problem if you’re not the one experiencing it. I’ve learned a lot from them and I hope I touched their hearts.
During the first day or the kids day, it was so tiring. You’ll be tired physically but emotionally? You can’t explain it. There’s pure and overflowing happiness while serving. So, during the first day, we are all tasked to dance so that the kids will imitate us in dancing. I’m not a dancer but geez, it felt really good to dance and sing and pray at the same time. It’s more better if you see the kids around you dancing and enjoying the song as well.
I am so thankful that I got to experience this camp. It is so memorable and I have really learned a lot.
During the kids activities, I held like 10 kids to play for each station and I am so proud to say that our team is somehow the best. The kids are very competitive and during the games, they are like competing but of course, having fun at the same time. Everytime we finish a station, they’d all run to me and give me a high five– which I really love.
Night came and we’ve got bonfire. The kids were so happy, of course, and we also had a praise and worship surrounding the bonfire. I love how the kids dance– because they learned the dances in just one day.
Another thing, some kids weren’t allow to stay for the night so before they go home, one kid came to me and hugged me. It was the sweetest hug I’ve ever received. I was like, thank you for hugging me. You don’t know how I feel right now. It was very heartwarming and after him, two kids came to me then it became three and four and five and I gave them a group hug. Being surrounded with so much positivity and smiles is something I wouldn’t trade for. That is so far the best experience I’ve had in the kids camp.
Now, I’m expecting to see the kids I’ve seen in the camp in the upcoming assemblies and fests. I hope that all the kids praise God all the time.
Here are the photos– I’ve collaged some of them and these are not all the kids who attended. I haven’t had the chance to take a picture with everyone! 😦
Look at those smiles!!! *heart emoji*
I’ll add more photos later on. Thank you all so much for reading! I hope the kids’ smiles in the pictures will touch your heart as well!
May God always be praised! ❤
PS. I will do the missed gratitude days tomorrow!