Thursday, December 5, 2019

Week 12: Christmas and Rock climbing

 This week was packed full with lots of different activities. Ice skating, rock climbing, Christmas parties, guys and girls day; the students had a blast.

We started off the week sending out all of our mission's trip support letters. After praying over the letters, a bunch of students went indoor skating in Duncan.

 The next day, we headed out to Victoria. Students got to tour around for a few hours before meeting at Craig X. They loved climbing together and were encouraging each other the whole time. We soon discovered we have a lot of great climbers in the group.

 We also had a Christmas festivities day. We started off with a run to Starbucks and then headed to the Christmas tree farm.

The students were split off into teams and prepared some sort of way to convince us leaders that their tree was the best one to pick. After songs, commercials, and jokes, it was the rap and dance moves that won us over.

 Here is the tree we decided to get. Jamin did the honours of cutting it down and bringing it back to the van.

When we came back to camp, we had our Christmas party. There was a cookie decorating competition, and time to create our own decorations for the Christmas tree.

We were fortunate to have one of the Camp families bake all the cookies and bring all the toppings for us.

These are what some of the decorations looked like.

But wait... just when you thought that was it, there was even more Christmas fun. After all this, the whole camp watched the Ladysmith Light up. There were over 30,000 people who came to watch the town light up with Christmas lights and fireworks.

We ended off the week with guys and girls day. The guys went to a trampoline park in Nanaimo, hiked up mount Benson, and had a Mario Kart tournament back at camp.

The girls had brunch at Dianna Derksen's house (the family that made the cookies), did Zumba in Victoria, went to a Christmas market, and came back for pizza and Macrome. 

It was a fun-filled week, and the students are now in the middle of the Foundations of Church Ministry. We'll keep you updated on this week.

Prayer requests:
  • Prayer for determination in finishing off well as students are in the middle of their last class before the semester ends.
  • One of our students Abby McQuarrie has run into numerous problems trying to pay for her second semester at Kaleo. She and all of us here at Kaleo are praying for finances to come in. Follow the link below if you are interested in financially supporting Abby.
  • To push through the tiredness and for students to continue to have soft hearts for what God wants to teach them in the coming months.

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