Mangu – Man That’s Good
Today marks our first full day of camp! We woke up this morning at 6:30 to the sound of loud music and laughter. We had a short quiet time after everyone got ready for the day, then off to breakfast at 8:30. Most of us tried a plantain based dish called mangu for the first time, it was different to say the least. We were told the name originated from Americans saying, “Man thats good.”
At 10 we started our two hour bible study where the kids dove into the Word and answered questions about Bible stories. Lunch was served at noon. Following lunch a few of us put on a skit that will play out the rest of the week. The idea surrounds the Mission Possible theme but we don’t want to give too much away yet!
Then it was off for some time of rest, which really meant braiding hair, playing games and creating loud cheers. Today we only had one activity class where the kids could swim, play basketball, do archery and a few other activites. Next we taught classes that the kids could sign up for which included, swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, photography and many more. It has been interesting to see the ways kids find to communicate when there is a language barrier, they get creative to let us know that they desire relationship.
Kaitlin “Potter” Sotir