It seems like a long time ago now but we would like to share about our Transformers trip to Life Impact International, Mae Sot, 6-8th Apr.
Transformers is the name of the children's work at our church for Elementary/Primary aged children.
This was the first opportunity for children from this group to go away on a trip to serve and to reach out.
Our team consisted of 9 children aged 9-12yrs, 6 junior leaders (teenagers) and 6 adults. The aim was the children do the presentations and "ministry" themselves.
We took a Sat afternoon to meet at our house to prepare. The children learnt dramas and stories and prepared testimonies and Bible verses to share.
After learning, practising and praying, we enjoyed bolognaise, chilli and ice-cream (not all on the same plate!) followed by a movie on the big screen.
On the 6th, we met at Grace school with 2 mini-buses. Ours didn't have air-con and I nearly expired on the way down looking very red when we stopped for a welcome break at a 7/11 services.
Eventually we arrived tired and hot.
We were extremely privileged to be the first team to be allowed to actually stay at the centre.
During our time we got to know some precious children. The Transformers children led worship, craft, games, devotions and fun activities.
We had the opportunity as a combined Transformers/Life Impact children's team, to visit a migrant school beside a rubbish area. We saw how some families live by, or even on the rubbish. They (including the children) have to scavenge to survive.
In the simple school, the children presented dramas and stories and shared testimonies of their own faith.
We gave the school children gospel bracelets and some snack and hygiene packs.
In the afternoon we took the children out for an ice-cream treat.
We loved meeting and getting to know the children and we would all like to return some day.
Thank you to Life Impact Centre staff and children for having us!