Friday, July 16, 2010

World Cup Holiday Clubs!!

We did it!! I cannot believe that the World Cup has come and gone and that everything went so well with the Holiday Clubs. Our goal for the clubs was to give kids a safe place to be during the day, feed them at least one meal, show them the love of Christ, and to have fun; it was a complete success!!

I remember worrying and praying, "how will this ever happen? It's too much..." And now that it's over and done, I am in awe of our amazing volunteers, the parishes and the communities and our partners who made it happen! Once again, I am reminded to trust God with everything -- My friend was right, we didn't do this, God did this! And, it was amazing!!

The Anglican Church had 16 Holiday Clubs, almost 400 volunteers and over 3300 children in the clubs. That means that those children all received at least one meal a day, stayed off the streets, and were surrounded by loving adults leaders.

The affect has been HUGE! Not only on the children who participated, but also with the volunteers, who cannot wait to run a holiday club next school break.

Check out a few pics.
In line for lunch in Sir Lowry's Pass

Face paint in Sir lowry's pass

Singing grace in Faure

Eerste River Kids at Fun Day put on by the City

Snow on the top of the mountains - driving out of the club in lwandle

Lavender Hill Club