Wuzup?! Cause here a general tone of awesomeness is what is up. This week we acted as counselors for a camp that took place on the campus of a seminary in a place called Juey. I think our main function, however, was just to be there so that the flyers for the camp could proudly proclaim that
Americans would be there. There were about 150 kids there, aging anywhere from 7 to 17, about 50 of which were from the COTN orphanage. We worked closely with some totally awesome nationals, which was especially important since African kids often totally ignore our attempts to supervize. Jesse, our COTN intern leader, presided as the elustrious Igwe (Nigerian king) over the camp and ruled with an iron fist and inspirational hip shaking. The theme of the camp was "I want to be a Joseph" (Old Testament one) and several kids got saved and a whole lot decided to dedicate their lives to proclaiming the gospel. The kids labored intensely in order to construct the illustrious crafts, which included framed pictures, animal masks, paper plate paintings, crosses with yarn decor, and bracelets. In order to demonstrate the emphasis Jesus Christ placed on defeating your brother and sister in competition in all of His sermons, everyone in the camp was divided amongst four teams--Hot Pink (oh yah!), Caution Yellow (somehow beat Hot Pink--through bribery I'm sure), Danger Red, and Neon Orange. Each team gained points through good behavior and their success in games and performances. On the final night we had a talent show, and we "international interns" (white people) performed a skit in which we all went up to the stage, two by two, and brushed our teeth, spewing the resulting sputum into a cup. Brent then walked in, drained the contents of the cup down his throat, yelled "Buyah," and walked off stage. Several people followed him outside so as to regurgitate that nights meal of cassava root and gravy. We were all incredibly tired by the end of that week of insane fun, and so we spent a couple of days of rest at a beach resort to revamp. We still miss everyone a ton even with the awesome time we have been having.
Thankyou for your prayers. Lots of love to you all!
Erin, Kaila Ann, Brent, and Nate