Monday, March 02, 2009
After the message the children participated in several stations - music, games, and arts/crafts. Here you can see the kids enjoying the parachute and volleyball games.
Thank you again to the team of Christmas 2005, who brought these parachutes with them for the children. We have used them again and again.
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Robyn Gage opens the VBS session with a message about God's love through his creation of the world. John translated the message and concepts for the children.
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Short term missionary Beverly Davies shares the best gift of all with Swathi, Suresh, and Abirami - the gift of herself and her time. Beverly could often be found in a quiet corner with several kids on her lap or around her just sharing a smile, a giggle, a song, or a story. Each of the orphaned or abandoned children at Miracle Garden desperately needs that love and shared time with a parent-figure. What a blessing it is to let these children know they are loved, valued, and precious to us, right here in person.
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Beverly Davies stands confidently on the jungle gym with the children saying thank you to Faith UMC, who provided beanie babies, vitamins, and many other goodies to the children during our visit. Yamuna holds the sign, joined by Tamil Selvi, Srinithi, Abirami, Dhunus, Soundaraya, and Yemimall in the right corner. Sangeetha is on the left side of the picture.
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Mary and Kathrine Gage wave with some brave girls who climbed to the top of our jungle gym. From top clockwise - Sangeetha, Abirami, Malarkudi, Soundaraya, Yemimall, Anandhi, and at the bottom of the picture, Srinithi. Meena is behind Abirami - you can only see her arm.
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Velusamy and his older brother, Little Prakash, came to us 4 years ago. How they have grown! Velusamy is now 10 years old, studying well in school, and proving himself to be a leader on campus. Thank you to his faithful sponsors who have made this transformation in his life possible.
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Stuffed animals are a huge luxury in India. Most children will never own even one. Asbury First United Methodist Church and many other individuals blessed the children with two beanie babies each this Christmas. From top left - Sundar, Praveen Kumar, Migavil, Sakthil Raj, and R. Vijay show off their new beanies.
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