Shipment

Shipment

Last night a shipment arrived at Kids International Ministries! At about 10:30 everyone started to help unload the 40 foot container and we finished around midnight. This shipment was full of rice packets, medical supplies, school supplies, hospital beds, linens/bedding, … Continue reading

Crafts

ImageOne of the main things I do over here in the Philippines is work with the nursery kids. Over the past two weeks I have been getting close to them and doing lots of fun stuff! I brought a bunch of craft supplies over to do various activities with the kids. The first craft we made where little sheep with construction paper and cotton balls. They loved it! The glue and cotton ball combination made it pretty messy but that made it more fun. We related the sheep craft to the verse John 10:3, “The sheep hear his voice, and He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.” ImageThe second craft we did was foam door hangers. They put foam stickers spelling out their names and other shapes on the door hangers. This craft was not so successful…after they made them; all they wanted to do was peel all the stickers off! But at least they had a good time with it. The most recent craft we did was alligators! I had them color the printed alligators at one sitting, and the next glue blue tissue paper on construction paper to look like water. All of the alligators turned out to be rainbow alligators…which I think made them look even better! ImageI have had fun creating things with the kids and building their skills to help them in the future. I have also been reminded of how short toddler’s attention spans are…the kids have for sure been teaching me to be patient!

Mayamot

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This morning we went to Mayamot to do a feeding. We also had a nurse come to do medical treatment. As I was walking through the pathway of shacks a mom called me aside and had me bring her probably 4 year old boy to the nurse. He has an infected knee and something wrong with a tooth. We fixed his knee up and gave him some gel to put in his mouth and he was on his way. Small things like this can become big problems where he lives. Even just having a small cut can turn into something much greater because of the lack of medical attention these people have. We try and help as much as we can.

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The boy in these pictures is from Mayamot as well. He was hilarious! He loved taking pictures and being thrown up by the guys. He didn’t speak the best English, but I love how that doesn’t matter. You do not need to speak the same language as someone to make them smile.

Joshua

Joshua

This is Joshua, a boy who lives in the community close to where I stay. Often the short term guys take the community boys swimming and they have a blast! Joshua sometimes goes on the feedings to help serve food … Continue reading