This summer the children in our program had the opportunity to attend summer camp with New Friends New Life. They learned about the Fruits of the Spirit and the characteristics of teamwork from Galatians 5:22. Additionally, they learned about feelings: what they are and the array emotions associated with each expression. They also learned how to identify their own feelings, feelings in others, and how to deal with those feelings in a healthy manner. Most importantly, they were able to have fun and just be kids. There were games of soccer, volleyball, basketball, go fish, blocks, and art projects galore.
Goldman Sachs and Encompass Home Health & Hospice employees joined us on our camp days as volunteers, which was an immense blessing to the kids and to New Friends New Life! The kids were excited to have these incredible, safe adults join in the activities and the adults were elated to jump right in and do everything the kids were doing. It’s incredible how a game of kick ball or a lunch discussion can promote so much good. We are grateful for the week of fun and blessings and for the support of our wonderful Goldman Sachs and Encompass Home Health & Hospice volunteers!