Myself and many others worked to clean up the outside of a house. The couple we served is returning from a long stay in Nashville for medical reasons and we wanted to make sure that they had nothing to worry about upon arrival. My time was spent raking the leaves, cleaning out flower beds, and power washing. I truly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this way and look forward to doing so again.
I served in Awana with three different age groups as game director. This week we played "Hunger Hunger Hippo". The children got into two teams and with one another's help and a slippery burlap sack they had to reach the center. They were allowed to get two balls out of the circle, and it allowed them the opportunity to encourage each other in the process. I look forward to the next time I get to serve there.
Myself and many others served the guest at the FedEx Family House by baking some delicious treats for them to grab on the go. We made brownies, cupcakes, and cookies and had tons of fun doing so. We even wrote a kind and encouraging note on each ziploc bag we used. It was a simple way to bring a smile to the faces of those who work and stay at the house. I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to serving at LeBonheur again soon!
I serve as games director in Awana, the children's program that teaches and pushes children to know more of God's word. I worked with three different age groups. I explained and facilitated a relay running game with the older children and let the little ones play with the soccer ball of their choosing. It was tons of fun and I can not wait to serve again.
This experience was a joy to be a part of and I would not hesitate to do it again. The staff in Brighton's CDC Program reached out to me for help with the Christmas present they wanted to children to make for their parents. The task at hand was making candles look like snowmen! First, on the Monday, the 27th, I spent four hours gathering supplies such as candles, white and black paint, orange foam for the noses, and cute decor pieces to top them off. On Tuesday I spent my time helping the kids actually make them! The final products turned out great and the kids could not wait to gift them!
I served as an assistant throughout the STAR Council meeting doing whatever was needed. There was a scheduled tour of the Orpheum Theatre I helped conduct and a scavenger hunt that took place after it. It was truly a pleasure getting to help Mrs.Lindsey, and I loved getting the opportunity to lead in a program I used to participate in.
This week I was the the lead director for AWANA Game Time! I set up dodge ball for the oldest group, allowed the youngest group to play with the balls, and played "Rabbit Hunt" with the middle age kids. We had so much fun and it allowed the children to get their energy out so that they could then go and study God's word!
I served in AWANA as an assistant games director. The leader trained and taught me how to cater to the three different age groups we were working with. It was fun to see the children compete and have fun while doing it! My favorite part was getting to play soccer with the three and four year olds. I look forward to serving here again!
Myself and many others cheered on runners as they pushed through the 5k. I made signs to hold up with words of encouragement and enjoyed getting to see all the people dressed in their halloween attire supporting LeBonheur. I stayed after to help clean up and got to touch base with many of those who put the event on. It was a blast getting to serve with other University of Memphis students. I got to see a portion of our city come together and raise money for a hospital those does so much for all who come in the doors!