God's blessings last Friday night. God worked through the A.R.K. team as we taught the children what it means to be thankful. What better story to bring to these children on Thanksgiving then the story of "The Ten Lepers?" Or, as we portrayed it, "The Six Little Indians" (due to costume shortage we had to cut it down to six Indians instead of ten). The kids loved the Indians and all their calamity caused by the "great itching disease" while they put on their play for their pilgrim friends.
Who knew all it takes to whip up a Native American Tee-Pee in five minutes is four 8ft cedar polls, twine, 3 Dollar Tree shower curtains and a staple gun! The Indians enjoyed "staying" in their Tee-Pee even though only one little Indian could fit inside at a time. Bottom line: It worked and it was easy to make people!
As we all joined hands for a Thanksgiving prayer, we all bowed our heads and thanked God for His many blessings. After that, dinner was served with the help of the Indians and Pilgrims who also sat and talked with the children enjoying dinner. The dinner included: ham, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, fresh rolls and every kid's favorite, macaroni and cheese! The excitement doubled when fresh sugar cookies were passed around! This was the kids favorite part of the night! All in All, the ARK team is so thankful for each other and all of the children who shared Thanksgiving with us that night. We are also so thankful that two children have expressed their desire to get baptized in Jesus name! God is Good!