Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Hummer

Every summer Westwood Baptist, one of our supporting churches, puts on a vacation Bible school program. Would you believe 900 children attend and that it takes 300 volunteers keep everything running?

The Bamford family made helping at Summer Hummer part of our time in the United States. Thomas and Jonathan got up every morning and were in the kitchen by 6:15 to prepare a pancake breakfast for the volunteers and their children.

Then, just before 9, Heidi, Carrie, and 900 campers showed up. Heidi spent her days helping with crafts, which earned her the title, "The Bead Lady." Jonathan helped with games, crafts and the afternoon water slide. Carrie was a counselor for a girls group.

And Thomas went from kitchen duty to being an assistant counselor for a boys group.

Which included learning to insist on good behavior.

Which apparently caused no hard feelings.

On Friday night the children invited their parents to see them sing their songs. Jonathan helped cook hamburgers and hot dogs for the crowd.

We enjoyed getting to work side by side with our friends at Westwood Baptist and we enjoyed our opportunity to help with Summer Hummer. We are proud of how hard Carrie and Thomas worked to make Summer Hummer a great experience.

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