More shopping, movie night & a bonfire


After shopping this morning, our group spendthrift afternoon playing outdoor games like volleyball and basketball. They got to hang out with a group from Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Brandon. Then we enjoyed a meal of hot dogs, Frito Chilli pie, and orange slices. It was a wonderful meal. Thanks to the Temple ABF class, the Hernandez class. After dinner, the kids were able to watch a little Looney Tunes before heading out to the bonfire lit by “Larry, Moe, & Pyro” to make s’mores. The evening ended with a special time for Ukrainian-Americans to worship together and study with pastor Sergey and Natalie.


Today was about rest, friends, and Christmas


Today was a relaxed day for Christmas Camp 2011. We had a down day for our guests to get over jet lag and rest up from their long journey. The morning began with a little fishing down at the pond. Then, this afternoon they had a special time to get together with a few friends to decorate some Christmas cookies, sing some carols in Russian & English, and read the Christmas story. Then after some hang out time (and a seemingly endless game of volleyball!), we all enjoyed a traditional American Christmas dinner of turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings. After dinner, our guests were treated to new shoes courtesy of Temple’s Beautiful Feet ministry and opened a few gifts (including nerf guns for the boys).

Tomorrow, the group is heading out for a full day courtesy of FBC Gulfport, MS followed by girls and guys night out.

Here are a few pictures of our day. Enjoy!