St. Andrew’s Youth Group started off the 2013-2014 school year with an event that helped the Wil-mat Project and enjoyed some exciting games.
The Wil-mat Project strives to reuse discarded plastic and provide the homeless in San Diego with beautiful life products like sleeping mats and selling hand bags to raise money to benefit the homeless.
Upon arriving to the event, the youth were asked to help fold plastic bags that were donated to the Wil-mat Project. They were taught how to flatten the bags and fold them. The youth were able to fold all of the current donated bags! This was a huge help to the group that meets weekly to create these sleeping mats.
After folding all of the bags, the youth took part in two games. During the first game, an Oreo cookie was placed on the bridge of their nose and the goal was to get the cookie into their mouths. The lesson with this game was to practice patience as we are often in too much of a hurry to wait for God’s plan.
The second game of the evening was Chair Basketball, which had each player was placed on a team and given a chair. They were instructed to strategically place themselves around the room where they would be shooting the ball into the small basket without leaving their chair. To challenge the group, they were instructed to play without speaking as well. The youth learned to communicate vocally and silently in order to complete a task.
Are you interested in becoming a part of St. Andrew’s Youth Group? Email Danica Hutchison for the next event firstname.lastname@example.org