Faith, Fun and new friendships in the Holidays
By Louie Encabo
Last July 19, as many as 44 kids registered for the “Kid’s Sports Day” program. In this occasion, kids indulged themselves in sports such as football, netball, basketball and touch rugby. They were grouped into eight different groups of 5 and enjoyed friendly competition amongst each other. While the focus of the day was sports, the kids were also treated to four different talks that help them enrich in their faith. Talk one was called “Trophy of Love”, which talks about the precious award that we have in our lives which is God’s love for us. The second talk was entitled “Virtues of Victory”, which taught the children about the virtues needed to have success in life. Talk 3, entitled “Hurdling the Hurdles” taught the kids about overcoming any obstacle in their lives. For this talk, the kids had to list their fears and talk about how they can overcome these fears. And lastly, for the final talk which was called “Champs”, the kids were told that they are champions in their own way since they have God in their lives.
Then came the second week of the holidays. Last 26th of July, the “Kid’s Superheroes Day” showcased a range of superheroes; much to the enjoyment of the 31 kids present. Similar to the previous “Kid’s Sports Day, the kids were given four different talks on faith again by the YFC members. The kids learned action songs, some praise dances and of course, the day was never complete without games. There was a game called the ‘Trust Run’, a game wherein trust is vital.
A custom of YFC life is to begin the day with God, and so on both events the day unfolded with a Mass at the Saint Mark’s Parish. The kids were watched over by more than 20 Youth for Christ youths who are doing the said holiday program as a fundraiser for their future events.
With the talks and the games, the children had fun and grew deeper in faith as well. But ultimately, the participants learned who the one, true superhero in our lives is: that is, God. The superhero who never fails his mission, and the superhero who looks after the whole world.
School holiday fun day runs only on Terms 1 & 2. See you next year.