Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Up2HOPE 2009

We had an amazing summer this year with Up2HOPE. Up2HOPE is an intensive, free program for girls ages 9 and up in New Orleans. The theme of this year's program was AmazinGrace. We incorporated the Amazing Race game with the idea of God's amazing grace in our lives. We took the Fruits of the Spirit for each week as they learned ways to make the Bible real in their lives.

Also, we had many games, learned dance and sign language routines, made several crafts, had new cultural experiences each week, had scavenger hunts, went on field trips and many, many other fun things. The girls were taught Taekwondo and they broke wood on graduation day.

The summer is one of our favorite times of the year. It is always an honor to be a part of these amazing girls lives. Please continue to pray for them to remember what they learned as they start school and make new friends.

Please pray for the summer missionaries as they headed back to their colleges and continue their education (A shout out to Hannah, Darlene, Amber & Charlene!!). We are always so lucky to have amazing young ladies come and serve with us each year. Please continue to pray for the staff at Baptist Friendship House as we continue to reach out to our community.

Monday, August 3, 2009