Erin Pettengill is a missionary in La Ceiba, Honduras through Mission to the World (MTW), the mission sending arm of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). I have been a Registered Nurse for over 18 years. My family and I have been here for over 5 years, and we are involved in Medical/Mercy Ministry, Street Children, prenatal classes, English classes, Kids Club, and Church Planting.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
paper airplane distance contest
Maryori displaying her "wind sock"
celebrating Alexsander's 21st birthday
So I finally crawled out of my bed and made it to Kids Club today. The topic was Catechism question #8 - What is God? A: He is a spirit and does not have a body like men. I talked about the ways we could see God through His creation. God as wind, messages through dreams, sending Angels, etc. So on that note we made "wind socks" and our game today was making paper airplanes and having a distance contest. I was greatly surprised at the few kids who knew how to make paper airplanes. Typically my game lasts about 10-15 minutes, but it took almost 30 minutes so I could make sure that every kid had an airplane to fly. I'm also celebrating every kids birthday. Birthdays are not celebrated much here, for that matter, so many kids don't even know their birthday. But by talking to their parents, or siblings, or other ways, I've managed to get all my kids birthdays except Oneyda. Anyway - we celebrated Alexsander's 21's birthday (yes, it's a bit of a challenge to make Kids Club interesting to all my age groups - from 2 years old up!). I make 50 cupcakes so everyone can celebrate, and give a gift to each child as well. Most kids don't get birthday gifts. It's such a joy to be able to do this for them!