Here are pictures of each group with their leaders.
Group 1: (the youngest kids)
aaaand group 5!
So after our short quiet times, the kids split up into three groups and went to their activities…music, craft and English class. I was pleasantly surprised when the kids loved learning English. I did make it fun by adding games but they generally enjoyed learning and conversing with me! One of the days I taught them body parts and right and left and ended the day playing twister with English commands! They loved it and I will try to get some pictures of me teaching them.
On Friday, the last full day of camp, we went on an outing. We took a bus and a van for 90 minutes through the mountains….. and while the scenery was great, many kids got very car sick. Here are some pictures of the journey!
We finally arrived to a big open space to have a picnic!
After we ate lunch, we drove to a nearby cave! We hiked up, what felt like 3000 stairs, to the entrance!
We finally made it to the cave where it was much much cooler than the hike up. It was my first time in a cave and when they turned out all the lights it was incredibly dark! I have NEVER experienced complete darkness!
We then headed for a nearby castle!
The view from inside the castle!
And the view from the top!
Then my camera battery died. I am thankful to have gotten the pictures I did though! We went home on Saturday and went to church on Sunday with all of the kids. We went on stage and sang the songs with learned at camp, watched the slideshow of pictures, and let some of the Romania’s Got Talent contestants perform in front of the church. It was a great way to “end” camp. Like I said, I had a really great time with these children and they didn’t want to leave camp! I think that’s a good sign!
This week we are recovering from camp 🙂 A lot of effort and energy was put into making last week as great as it was! A team from Montana is coming to Calvary Chapel this weekend to run a short 3-4 day VBS camp for the gypsy children. I am 99% sure I will be helping them out during those few days and staying at the church to serve them.
As if this weekend wasn’t busy enough, I also moved into my apartment. I am so blessed to live in a place where I feel safe, comfortable and I am close to work! It feels like home already because, for the first time in 6 weeks, I am not living out of a suitcase! I am so thankful to have everyone’s support and encouragement. It can be tiring out here, but it certainly gives me energy and motivation hearing from all of you, and knowing you are all praying for me, and especially the kids out here. Please pray that the VBS program runs smoothly and more importantly, that the kids get to know Jesus more. Hope everyone is doing well! Talk to you sooooooon!