They helped out A LOT with our construction project at the church, held English classes, had a wonderful time with our youth at youth camp. Unfortunately, they couldn't come to kids camp as there were already too many people, but the youth camp was smaller and needed helpers, and my colleagues, Rami and Katja-Maaria were really happy they came along! And so were the young people :)
We wanted to take them to children's home to show off their skateboarding skills there, but unfortunately one of the girls in the home just fell out of a tree and broke a LOT of bones, so suddenly having skateboarders come into the home wasn't that appealing. In the end they had so many other things going on that we didn't have time even to go play soccer or do something else with them.
They also had some money that they wanted to use to bless someone, so they decided to use it for one of the flood victims. We took them to meet the family and they went with them to buy what she needed. While we were in the flooded neighbourhood, we took them to another house where the lady and her son hadn't managed to take down the flooded part of the walls as they didn't have the tools. First they offered to go and buy the right tool for her (as well as what they were already giving this other family), but then after thinking about it, decided they had enough time to go back to the church (where we have the tools) and come back and do the job. What a great team!!
Here they all are in all their glory. The ones holding the kids are their parents, and they are from the US. The four guys are from Canada. They were all great! And who knows maybe some of them will be back someday!