Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Friendship Festival

"The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own special treasure." Deuteronomy 7:6

by Mrs. Ockaskis and Isabelle Mitchell 

We were blessed with the opportunity to send a small group of representatives to our first Christian Learning Center Friendship Festival. This year the event was held at NorthPointe Christian Middle School. It truly was a day of prayer, fun activities, and friendships! 

The day began with joyful worship songs and led to face painting, group games, arts and crafts and sharing in lunch donated by Chick-fil-A. Our ASA middle school student representatives deepened their personal connections with each other as well as met new friends from other Christian schools. The final worship revealed how much the students grew in their comfort with sharing their joy and love for life. The event is well worth it! Certainly a day well spent.

My experience at the Friendship Festival was so much fun! When we got out of the car, there were tons of people there to greet us. The theme was pirates, so everyone dressed up as pirates. When we went into the gym, there were bouncy houses and dress up toys so we could get our picture taken. We got our lanyards and on the back, our schedule was there. 

The first thing we did was go to the chapel and listen to our schedule. It was funny because there were high school students who were dancing to some songs. Afterward, we went to the craft room where we made parrots out of paper plates. We heard names for the parrots that made us laugh. Next, we went to the pirate room where we could get our faces painted or play keep the balloon off the ground. Before we knew it, we moved onto the next room, the carnival room! We played mini golf, ring toss, and bucket toss. We also got snacks. We played some other games, and then it was time for lunch. Bigger groups got back together for lunch, but since our group was so small, we could stay together for the whole time. For lunch, we had Chick-fil-a. It was delicious! After lunch, we did group games and then headed towards the bouncy houses. It was a really fun experience, and I think everyone would enjoy the Friendship Festival.

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