We recently said goodbye to a team of visitors and friends from Ludlow. They come to Thailand every couple of years to encourage, bless and serve. This year we had a wonderful time playing the games and activities that they brought with them.
The emphasis and focus of our teams is changing slightly this year and the next, from teams working directly on projects and in local villages, to engaging more with the community of people who work in Hands, especially our local staff. We are trying to see a greater level of encouragement and input in areas like discipleship, kingdom values and concepts of church and religion, as well as team-building activities and celebration days.
The Ludlow team came with a number of team-building games, which had at their core lessons about church and Christian community and service. They built a Spider's Web of ropes, which teams were challenged to pass through one at a time, smaller ones at the top, bigger ones at the bottom. Teams were encouraged to think and plan, to work together on a common goal, to put others before themselves.
Another activity put teams to work carrying one member of their team through a series of loops and bends on a wire, emphasising the need for clear communication with each other.
The Ludlow team also supported our interns as they arranged an "Olympic Sports" day for the children of a local school. The interns prepared games and contests, which the Ludlow people supported and helped to facilitate.
All in all, it was a fun and thoroughly enjoyable time for all of the hands community. We look forward to the next one!
To view pictures from the teams activities please click here!