Fun is the way into hearts

Posted Jan 6, 2016

This morning we had our first cabin Bible studies:

We played a game called “Bean Ball” in which an individual is called from each of the 4 teams. Then those 4 individuals compete in front of everyone else. Every kid had 2 turns. It was really fun and everyone was really into it!

After the game was over, our local contact, Tuty, came to tell me some stories. She said there is a girl that said she feels like a loser and thatno one likes her. And then today, she won both of the times she played and the whole team was cheering her on and she felt so special and was smiling ear-to-ear. 

Another little girl cried when she got out of the game. Then one of our counselors took her in her lap and then had the little girl help her with a small task. After that, little girl went back into the game and got out again. Only this time, she went back to her team and cheered on everyone else.

This game and the outcomes were a great way to explain to the local team that we incorporate fun into everything because it breaks down walls and allows these opportunities into hearts. Yes, we love to have fun, but it also serves a purpose!

This morning was a great reminder for us that although we don’t speak the language, we are still being used by God. He is allowing us to reach them without words. And for that, we are grateful.

Oh, and then all of camp went swimming!


  Signing out,

Your El Salvadorian swim team

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  1. What a neat story! Praise the Lord who uses all things for His glory. Praying for y’all! And it looks like y’all are having a blast! Enjoy the sunshine!!!

  2. I love how the Lord is using things other than language to communicate something specific to each each person at camp. Praying that y’all are listening to what he’s saying to each one of you as well. Proud of y’all!

  3. What a beautiful place and precious children! Love all the pics. Praying for you all that God would be glorified and all you do.

  4. So happy to see all the pictures and to read how the Lord is using every little thing to bring his children to Him! I’m praying for y’all to continue to be flexible, especially with things like language barriers, and that God will speak through each of you and through your co-counselors, whether that’s in words or simply though actions and love. Keep up the good work, because you have the Holy Spirit’s power enabling you!

  5. We do FUN anywhere and everywhere.

    Love hear you set the example for them in all things as a way to point them towards Jesus.

    Keep it up team!

  6. Praying for the team for faith, patience, strength, safety, health, open hearts and minds. Giving God all the glory for all of your efforts.
    1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

  7. Praying that hearts will be touched and they will come to know Jesus as their personal savior. The setting looks gorgeous and so many smiles on precious faces! To God be the Glory!