Celebrating Children's Day

September 10th is children's day in Honduras and it is a pretty big deal. Lots of candy and piñatas get sold around this time of year. Well our people from Tiloarque approached and said they felt like they wanted to do something special for the children in Las Delicias. So they got their heads together and decided they would buy piñatas, candy, food, gifts and make decorations to take to Las Delicias and have a real big celebration since most of the children there had never had anything like this before. So I invited all three of our churches to be part of the big day. We had to rent a bus to get everybody there.
The news of these kinds of events spreads like wildfire and people come out of the woodwork to show up. Needless to say the church was packed, and we took the opportunity to give a simple gospel message. The young people acted out the parable of the good Samaritan, we told some other stories and sang choruses. I was thrilled to see about 20 children come forward to pray at the altar at the end of the service.
After the service we headed outdoors to find a good tree to hang our piñatas on. The kids were so excited to take a turn swatting the candy filled figures.
We took three piñatas, one for the little children, one for the girls and one for the boys.
Joseph doesn't like to use the blindfold. haha. But he did pretty good.
Total chaos when the piñata bursts!!!
Each child received a bag of goodies and a book marker with a Bible verse. There were close to 90 children 12 and under!!!
One of the young people made balloon swords and hats for the kids. Anderson thought he was pretty cool with his Indian headdress and pirate sword. Haha so cute.
Another piece of balloon art.
Our ladies worked so hard cooking the food, preparing the decorations and serving the people.
 Lined up and ready to eat!
May the Lord help us reach the children. They are tomorrow's leaders.
This dirty little boy couldn't make it through the supermarket, he was just too tired! I think we all felt like that at the end of the day. But it sure was fun!


Dorcas said...

Wow, that is awesome that so many children came out to celebrate their special day! Thank the Lord for those who prayed. I love the picture of Joseph sleeping in the shopping cart! So cute. We were talking to Brett on Skype last night and his youngest fell asleep and then his oldest about did the same :o)

Jeanne Kuhns said...

What a great and neat adventure..I bet Joseph was in his glory with all those kids and party. Good job!