"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tuininga Compound Olympics

We hosted our first ever Tuininga Compound Olympics recently.  What a blast!  Here's the photo dump.

Eric letting one child in at a time and signing them up, while our security guard looks on, somewhat amused. 

Eric giving instructions to the kids...

This is Kevin and his groovy scar.  Kevin got pushed off a bridge a few weeks ago and broke his elbow.  He had to have pins put in and so he has been recovering from Sarah's house, because his home life is difficult and the doctors didn't want him to risk further infection and injury.  He's a cutie pie and stinker all rolled into one...

Meylin and Rebecca...best buddies...

The first event was a 100 meter dash....or um, something like that... however far it is from the bottom of our hill to our driveway...

The second event was a wheel barrow race.

The big kids had to go allllll the way across our compound...

The third event was the throwing of the 5 kg rice bag...well, until the rice bag started to break despite multiple layers of duct tape...then the big boys got to throw a heavy rock.

And the final event was archery.  Last Saturday, Eric hired some of the kids to make bows and arrows.  They had to hit a tree across the yard.  Very few were actually successful, but some were!

We didn't have time to buy prizes, so cash prizes it was.  William was thrilled that he got first in his age category.  Jimmy also won in his!

Afterwards, we had our usual circle time... our little group is growing by leaps and bounds.  We've made it through large sections of scripture with them and about 40 Q & A from the catechism.  We also quiz them on Sunday school and sermon material.  It's great to see them learning so much.


  1. This is so awesome to watch. Those kids are all great athletes. They kept and keep me humble every time I watch their determination. That was such a good idea to do that. What an outreach God has given you spreading the love of Jesus into each one of them.

  2. Great idea, and great pictures! Scott