Unfortunately my flash decided to run out of batteries as soon as we arrived, therefore, pictures are not the greatest. But the event was so encouraging, I am going to share my poor photos anyway.
Upon arriving, we signed in and each of the kids were given a goodie bag and a "passport".
There was a different booth for many of the different "jobs" you can reach for in Jehovah's organization. Everything from becoming a publisher, to being a missionary. Each booth was maned with two brothers and/or sisters who have had the priviledge of actually doing what their booth was about. The "Serve Where the Need is Great" booth was maned by a sister who has served in a few different countries. The "Spanish" booth was connected and was maned by a brother who serves in the spanish congregation and also gone to some spanish speaking countries.
|A and Z checking out all the different language groups or congregations in Michigan|
This was the baptism booth. The brother here had three stacks of questions, beginner, intermediate, and expert. The kids had to choose a card, answer the question, all of which were taken from the questions for baptism, once they answered correctly there were given three chances to throw a ball into the target. The brother here pointed out that almost every page in the passport could not be achieved without first getting baptized.
|Bible School for Single Brothers Booth|
|American Sign Language Booth|
|Z. learning how to run the sound at the Ministerial Servants booth.|
|Regular Pioneer Booth|
|Relief Work booth|
At the end of the evening there was a game of Hollywood Squares. Our "celebrities" were all either bible characters, early publishers, or current day publishers. So much fun. The kids had a blast, although they weren't really getting the idea of the tic-tac-toe part of it because they were all picking random "celebrities" and not really trying to get tic-tac-toe. Which meant poor, Coleporter Cameron in the middle was not chosen too many times.
The whole evening was awesome. I hope when the kids look back on this day that they really appreciate how much time and effort went into this event and are all the more encouraged by what was done for them. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the brothers and sisters that did this for our children, and thank you Jehovah for allowing us to be part of such a spectacular organization.