When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. -Galatians 6:10a (NCV)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Art time!

This past week a combined team from Indiana was here doing construction work, painting, some medical and doing art classes with the school kids in Peredo.

(Angie Schoberg pictured in center)

There is an artist named Angie Schoberg, who lives with her husband who works at Rainbow Christian Camp in Converse, Indiana. The link to their website is: www.rainbowcamp.org. If you live in this area check out this camp for your kids-I have been to the grounds twice and it is an AWESOME place with so much variety. Rainbow camp is a partner of HCO and I have made good friends with a couple of their staff I met in Haiti.

Anyways-back to the blog :)

Everyday Angie came and did an art lesson with a class of students. She taught them shapes and showed them how everything in the world is made up of shapes. Then taught them the color wheel explaining primary and secondary colors.

They got to do a gluing craft with shapes and then got to paint with watercolors and learn how to mix them to make other colors.

This was top notch art time. The kids absolutely loved it! They don't get to do art class on a regular basis so to get to make 2 different things in one week to take home is a big deal. Remember we are talking about kids who do not have crayons, markers or any fun art supplies like this at home.

Angie did a great job and lots of others on the team were her helpers. I even snuck down a couple of days and helped-and it was much more fun than changing dressings in the clinic!

God gives us all sorts of talents and I am thankful people like Angie use her God-given talent to share the love of Christ. Her love of the Lord and His children in the small village of Peredo was evident and encouraging and I know will not be forgotten by those small hands who did craft projects this last week.

What talent/gift has God given you?

How are you using it for your Creator's glory?

Romans 12:6-8
"We all have different gifts, each of which came because of the grace God gave us. The person who has the gift of prophecy should use that gift in agreement with the faith. Anyone who has the gift of serving should serve. Anyone who has the gift of teaching should teach. Whoever has the gift of encouraging others should encourage. Whoever has the gift of giving to others should give freely. Anyone who has the gift of being a leader should try hard when he leads. Whoever has the gift of showing mercy to others should do so with joy."

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