Uplifting Moments of the Week
With 90+ degree temperatures, we are in the dog days of the summer. But I was encouraged by these “cool” things that happened this week:
STEAM Camp: This camp has been going on for over 10 years, but I’ve gotten to be a part the past two. I love seeing the students learn with hands on activities (robotics, art, dissections, technology, etc). And during the moments of free time, I love seeing them play and compete. It looks chaotic, but they are having so much fun being together. You can see more photos here.
STEAM Camp (again): I saw some amazing teachers pour into students for a week. They inspired me by how they made education fun, while engaging the students on a personal level and maintaining discipline and structure.
Loved by our neighbor: After being gone for a week, we came home Sunday to tall grass. Since I was working at STEAM Camp all week, I was wondering when I could get our grass cut (or rather, find someone to get it done). No worries. On Monday, I came home from work to find that a neighbor had cut it for me.
Loved by another parent: On Tuesday, I was running some errands, including having to drop by the Chinese restaurant to give them information about feeding a mission trip team the following week. The mom offered me something to drink, and before I could refuse it, they handed me a Diet Coke. (Though I rarely buy drinks there, they remembered that I drink diet sodas.) Plus, they gave me a bad of pork dumplings for our family.
Love in the community: I also learned that two of those Chinese children attended a VBS at a local church.
New summer program for children: We witnessed and helped a new summer program in Allendale, located at the church where we did an after school program last year. The pastor and his wife re-started the after school program this past spring, and are excited to pour into children’s lives.
Students receiving guidance: During the week, I saw a guidance counselor from the high school and a former football player, at USC-Salkehatchie. She was helping him get enrolled at the school. This is the same lady that (on her own time) drove another football player to Virginia over spring break, to visit a top-notch school that he will now be attending this fall.
There are really great people in Allendale, and there are great things happening in this community. I am encouraged when I see people loving each other, and God blessed me by allowing me to experience and witness these moments this week.
- 4 Things that Made My Week
- Encouraging Reminders
- Favorite Things from Last Week (June 11, 2012)
- Favorite Things from Last Week (July 2, 2012)
- My Favorite Things from This Week (July 2, 2011)