This past weekend, Brenda conducted workshops for the 9th Annual Leadership Congress for Children’s workers in Panama. We were in the mountains of Penonome Panama, at the Foursquare Leadership camp.
What a privilege to have been invited and to have the liberty to train teachers.
The most common reaction was "wow, this is really cheap to make." Making crafts out of toilet paper rolls, Styrofoam trays, string, paint, crayons. Stuff that kids can do with items are that are already common in homes and in churches.
For example, see the flock of people that can be made with toilet paper tubes and some paper towels, rubber bands and cotton balls.
My favorite is Paul in Prison. Made with a Styrofoam tray, string, construction paper, and half a toilet paper tube. It can be adapted for any bible character that was in prison, or spiritualized to talk about the prisons we find ourselves in.
Brenda taught the workshop on making crafts out of really cheap items. She’ll be putting the worksheets with instructions at her new website, www.mismanualidades.org. They will be in Spanish, and the site will be open for contributions.
The plenary speaker was a pastor from Columbia, who spent each plenary session teaching thru the life of Elijah and out of proverbs. It was some very encouraging teaching about preparing ourselves for ministry.
Thank you for your partnership in our ministry. We are grateful that you help us attend events like this to continue to shape the church in Panama. Honorariums from events like this do not cover all of the costs, which are then covered by our own supporters.