Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sowing Joy. program at San Felipe de Jesús, Brownsville, TX

The joy of the children

The joy of the children… the joy of the children is a treasure. The joyful children….we must do our best for them to continue being joyful. Joy is like a fruitful land. A joyful soul is like a fertile soil that makes grow in it life and good fruits. ( Pope Francis)

From the 11 to the 27 of July the Parish of San Felipe de Jesus developed a program called: “sowing joy.”

 From the 11th to the 13th the leaders of each group had their preparation to be able to accompany the group of children that were going to be under their responsibility.

About 15 adults were in charge of supervise and collaborate with the leaders of the groups in their activities to attain the desired purpose: happy and joyful closeness to Jesus.

The purpose of the program is to facilitate for the children and adults an experience of God by sharing with them  prayer, joy , games and other different activities.

It is a program for the summer in which the Parish makes available to the children many different subjects and learning activities such as: how to find out who is being attacked at school and has become a victim of bullying, by using songs, yoga, games, manual activities, sign language, dramatizations , and of course time for the pool during the summer heat.

We were able to discuss the problem of the migrant children. The consequences for the Central American families migrating in search of a better future in the USA.

The program took place every day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. allowing enough time to help the children discover seeds of joy and allow them to grow in their hearts.