It has been an awesome week! Championship Village is Oak Hill's version of Vacaton Bible School...they alternate between that and Bibletown Marketplace, which I was a part of last year, only a couple of weeks after we moved to San Antonio.
This year I was in charge of the crafts, however even that was much different than I had seen done in the past. We had a missions theme, and so instead of all the day to day crafts, the kids made things which could be actually used by children in needy countries. The only "souveniers" they got to take home were a frisbee and a megaphone they got to decorate. They all seemed so proud that they could minister to other children by sending gifts, that I believe God used this week to teach all of us about taking our eyes off ourselves and focusing on others!
We had about 300 kids this week, and each group represented a different country. The leaders signed up for countries they had an interest in, so the tents were decorated impressively.
The last night, the teams all marched in holding their country's flag, as the Olympic Theme played. Each child was honored in a ceremony for making God their "Hero", as their leader placed a ribbon and medal around their neck. At the front of the room, all of the school boxes and bags they had made were placed in piles ready to be shipped to other countries. It was a joy to see the looks of pride on each childs face!
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