Icing on the Cake

Posted Jan 10, 2016

Our cake for closing day!


Hola friends and family this is Emily!

Today we sadly had to say goodbye to our precious Paraguayan campers.
Leaving is so hard but the reassurance that the kids made deep
connections with The Lord, the counsellors and friends truly makes
this week worth it. We concluded camp with skits, dancing to the
“Church Clap” and “Wobble” (camp favorites), cake, hugs, and
tears. We said “chao” for now but hope to see them again.

Next we cleaned up camp to leave the property as beautiful as it was
when we arrived. After clean up we played a game of “futbol” and spike
ball with some of the national staff. We were served a special lunch
of Coca Cola and hamburgers and got to enjoy eating with our entire
staff. The Paraguay staff gifted us all with handcrafted wooden tea
cups which are part of the culture here in Paraguay. We are all so
thankful for the staff who worked beside us and made camp so much more
impactful. Next we hopped on a festive bus and headed into Asuncion,

We are so blessed to be staying at a hotel with air conditioning,
wifi, showers and great hospitality. After getting showered up and
ready, we headed to the mall for some dinner and shopping. McDonald’s
was on the menu for dinner for most of us. We are now relaxing and
enjoying community with each other here at the hotel.

Things to pray for:

That we would take these memories and lessons and have them transform
our lives as we go back into our daily lives.
That the campers would make an impact on their family and friends when
they return home to share the love of Jesus Christ to the ones they
love most.
For safe travels as we start our journey back to the United States.
For our campers, that they would continue to be transformed by Gods
love and grace.

We will see you soon!
Emily “Brasky” Hames

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  1. Praying for safe travels and blessed rewards from this adventure. Both for you and for all you have touched. Love you Brasky.