Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kid's Camp 2010: Pili-Pino Ako!

April 23-25, 2010 - Kids ages 10-13, housed in a 3-day, 2-night camp were able to learn the essentials of the Lord's prayer, focusing on Matthew 6:9-13(New American Standard Bible):

9 Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]'

Boso-boso Highlands and Convention Center, welcome us with its cool breeze, breath taking view, luscious sceneries of the Sierra Madre mountains and its challenging stairways with 250 steps.

At the end of every lesson kids apply what they've learned by making a prayer note and compiling it in their prayer journals.

With the theme, "Pili-pino Ako: Ang Pagsibol ng Gintong Binhi" highlighting our race as a chosen nation of God, the kids get to enjoy playing our local games or 'Larong Pinoy' like patintero, ubusang lahi, tumbang preso, batuhang bola, agawang panyo and taguan. We were surprised how the kids enjoy it. Some of them even told us that it's their first time to play those games.

The kids also get to join workshops tapping their talents to showcase Filipino culture like sabayang pagbigkas, dulaan, balagtasan, tinikling dance, singing and playing instruments.

And of course the old-time favorite, "Amazing Race" where kids had friendly competition in completing the 7 challenges/task in each station which includes: solving the puzzle of the Lord's prayer then ascending the 250 staircase; obstacle course; human relay; egg hunting with trivia question then descending the staircase again :D ; declamation of "Ako ay Pilipino" and finally memorizing and reciting the camp theme verse Matthew 6:9-13.

"Challenge Night" sealed the camp, where Coach Sharoo(pastor from Bread of Life) delivered the message of salvation and encourage the kids to love their family and our country.

113 campers, 12 teachers called as lakandula/lakambini, 30 workers each one having their personal encounter with the Lord... Thanked God for this amazing experience, all for His glory!

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