All posts by Laura Bellet

Why Kids Come to Sonshine Club

This last week, when we asked some kids why they like Sonshine Club, the overwhelmingly consistent answers were for the snacks, candy and prizes!  Of course!  However, one 3rd grade boy, while praying with his club leader, said, “God, you know the only reason I come to Sonshine Club is to pray with Mr. B”…that makes it worth it all!!!

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Little Ambassadors

63106445-cookies-in-white-bag-illustrationAfter club this week, a little boy was late being picked up by mom so we had some extra time to hang out…as we were waiting, 3 other children from another after school activity came and stood at the fence.  “Jon” saw that one of the kids was middle eastern and not talking.  He asked the teacher if the boy only spoke Arabic.  Yes the teacher answered and proceeded to try to get the boys to introduce themselves. The other boy was not wanting to try but “Jon” gave him smiles anyway.  We had some extra cookies so soon all the kids had a bag of cookies and were standing all in a row along the fence.  The other two children were newly here from Thailand.  “Jon” and the boy from Thailand started playing “Rock, Paper, Scissors”!

“Jon” is also new to the school but he is in our hearts and minds an ambassador in the east county where there are so many people groups, cultures and languages.  Cookies, smiles and kids…gotta love it!