Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas plays and shoebox packages...

After weeks of practicing, running around getting everything organised and two performances at other places, it was time to do "Cika Jovan i najbolji poklon" (Uncle John and the greatest gift) for our shoebox package distribution in our premises. We start off with Sinisa welcoming everyone to the distribution:
Followed by the play itself... It is a story about how Uncle John who invites all the children to come to his place and then tells them the story of Christmas (and that the greatest gift is actually Jesus!) through pictures... there is a bit of "magic" involved and it is pretty cute. (I will try to put the play with subtitles on my blog at some stage, but haven't had a chance to do that yet...)
Here you can also see the narrator who tells a lot of the story...
Then we sing a couple of Christmas carols (translated)...
Before Ljilja shares about the program "The greatest journey" which is provided by Samaritan's Purse as well. We will be running it in the new year...
And the most important part of the program is at the end... the shoebox packages!!!
Then it is rinse and repeat... we can fit about 60-70 children in our premises and so we need to do quite a few plays and distributions, but we are happy to be able to do them in our own place!!

On Sunday afternoon there was a bit of a change-up as we had some UK guests who volunteer in the Samaritan's Purse warehouses where they check each of the boxes... they are travelling around Bosnia visiting different places to see how we do our distributions. They joined us at one distribution and then asked if they could sing at the next - and so we started off with them getting all the kids up on their feet and singing (in English) with actions... it was really cute and the kids loved it!
As we have such a lot of distributions, we have two groups of kids... here are the second group, and both groups did a FANTASTIC job... I was so proud of them!!
And both groups loved singing carols with me :)
Some happy customers...



As you can see, we had a lot of fun with our Christmas play and handing out of shoebox packages... Seeing the smiles on the children's faces makes it all worthwhile!! 

1 comment:

Victor said...

So you're a writer now? I just finished watching the video. Great job! Keep writing!

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