Thursday, June 30, 2011

The first Princess Club!!!

The original Princesses!!!

Planning for our first club meeting!!
Ana Laura and I have entered into the land of princesses!!! What an AMAZING first week! Ana Laura and I decided to have the girls make tiaras the first day. So we drove to a craft store. We found poster board and markers that we could use to make them out of, but weren´t really sold on the I suggested we go to Burger King to see if we could get cardboard crowns to decorate. Ana Laura was doubtful at first, but what did we have to lose? We knew they would either say yes or no, so we technically already knew what the answer would be. It was pouring down rain when we pulled into the drive through. They must have thought we were nuts when we drove right to the take out window. There the typical high school looking young man in the window. Ana Laura shyly asked if we could have some crowns. When he asked how many, she was like, well, maybe just, like 10, if you can spare them. So he brought out 35!!!! He asked what we were going to use them for. We told him about the Princess Club in Anonos. He got really excited an said it was a great idea!! We were so encouraged!! What a blessing from Jesus! An over-abundant, generous blessing! We had enough crowns to decorate for the next 3 Princess Clubs!!!

Saturday finally arrived. We brought down balloons and enough pink to look like a Pepto Bismol truck exploded in the Casa Nueva. We had 9 out of 10 invited girls come with an unexpected girl show up which evened it out to exactly 10!!
This week we talked about the Kingdom of God, how in this world there is a Kingdom of Light and a Kingdom of Darkness. God is the King of Kings and the devil is the prince of this earth. We taught the girls that since we are daughters of the King, we are Princesses!! We had them draw the kingdom of God. We read through Colossians 1:9-14 which will be our verses for the entire club. Each week we will talk about a different value from these passages. This week we focused on verses 12 and 13:
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Then each of the girls got to decorate her crown. We talked about how every princess gets a crown!! The girls had a blast using glitter glue, sequence, pom poms, and markers to decorate their own crowns.

We served cookies and pink punch as a snack and then ended in prayer. What an amazing first week!!!

1 comment:

  1. Mint Julip this is wonderful- you are truley a blessing to these young girls. Making them feel special, believing in them selves will hopefully with Gods grace set them on a path for their future. Woman of God...I see some of them as a praying princess'. I am truley so blessed to know you!!! Love you....Kathy Douglas Vineyard Church Mechanic Falls, Maine USA