911 Jesus Christ Saves Global Outreach Christian Academy’s Sand Art with National Children’s Hospital
Written by President, Kuya Glenn Costales
Our 2nd event for the day led us again to the encouraging halls of the National Children’s Hospital in Quezon City. This event was made possible by Jesus Christ Saves Global Outreach Christian Academy (JCSGO). JCSGO is a ministry whose initiatives include sharing the love of Jesus Christ through education and community involvement activities.
Ate Elva, Ate Leny and Ate Meg were joined by some of their family and friends in our early afternoon event. We got started by gathering 25 kids out in the hallway for some fun activities. The volunteers of course broke the ice by introducing themselves to the kids as well as their parents.
To get everyone more acquainted, we played our Bring Me Art game. Instead of the usual Bring-Me, we gave them art papers and scissors which they used to cut out the different Bring-Me shapes and items. It didn’t take long for inspiration to emerge from our participants as they came up with some interesting and profound cut outs.
Ate Elva then took the ‘stage’ as she shared about the love of Jesus Christ to the parents and the kids. Difficult times may and will come but the love of God is always constant and He manifested it through His Son. It was a heartfelt and significant activity for people to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Next up was a first for us as U! Happy Events as well. Ate Leny led the entire group in a sand art workshop. Using a mix of special sand and glue, the participants were given patterns (which consisted of inspirational quotes and Bible verses) to which they would stick their mixtures. This special combination allowed the words to pop-up creating really unique works of art.
The kids and parents finally went back to their beds as our volunteers distributed afternoon snacks. Some of them also spent more time with the kids as they finished their sand art handiwork.
Our sincerest gratitude goes out to our JCSGO kuyas and ates. Though it was a laid back event, it truly was genuine especially when you get to share the love of Jesus to others.