“Popcorn” hard at work during the elective carpentry class.
Creating works of art.
Working on projects.
Guest speaker Joyce Fuhrman sharing her incredible testimony.
Learning how to improve writing skills.
Claire missed out on the kidnapping on Day 7 so the kidnappers to came and surprised her with her very own kidnapping!
Quilting elective class!
“Spabs” did a “spabulous” job teaching quilting!
“Oodles” making oodles of cards for the girls to be placed in the Encouragement Box.
These girls made this door. No joke.
The finished masterpieces!
Since this was our last night together, the evening activity was a debriefing time where we shared our highs and lows during A31.
Everyone was given a card and told on one side to write three very practical ways we wanted to take home what we learned at Academy31. On the other side we wrote “Yes Sweat” as a reminder that making changes in life takes hard work, but it’s so worth it! The goal of A31 was never to just help girls have a fun time for two weeks (though certainly we do want to make their time with us enjoyable). Our much deeper desire is to see the Lord work in their lives during these two weeks in a way that makes lasting change. We pray that the Lord has done that during Academy31 2013.