After one hour of operation, this year’s carnival saw at least 80 people, mostly new families from the neighborhood, walk through our air-conditioned gymnasium doors. As I spoke on the phone with my key leader of the event, she described a festive atmosphere with happy people and plenty of volunteers. And I was not even present, given that I had to work. It was music to my ears.
Notably, while I was concerned about having enough adult volunteers to cover all the games, an interesting phenomena occurred. Many of the kids who have been in my children’s ministry asked if they could lead specific games. And lead they did, according to my sources. My heart swelled with pride when I learned of their willingness to serve.
I haven’t got any photos to show just yet. I am hopeful that someone thought to take pictures. So if I receive any, I will be sure to share!