Another Fun MCS Carnival! September 22-28, 2016 Newsletter #7
If a genie gave you 3 wishes, I’m sure one of them would have been to come to our Carnival! The theme was Arabian Nights / Aladdin.
So the gym was decorated as the Agrabah marketplace from the movie, Aladdin. We had a fountain, carpets and baskets as decorations. Awnings covered some of the game booths.
Grade 11, and their parents and I, were dressed in Arabian-style outfits.
Guests could have their picture taken with the Genie, and Jasmine and Aladdin on the Magic Carpet.
Guests had fun making ‘Desert Sand Art’. We had many different colors of sand (which was really salt) that could be layered into their choice of jar, making a very pretty decoration.
Visitors could try their luck at ‘Polo’, ‘Elephant Bowling’, and ‘Pin the Tail on the Camel’. The ‘Jail’ and ‘Scimitar Fighting’ are always popular.
DongHyuk was kept busy operating the ‘Escape from Jafar’ rope climb; Aman, Sieun and JuYoung each ran several games; Priscilla worked in the Prize booth; and JoonHee and Rohan operated the ‘Abubu snack Shop’ and the music booth.
There were games, prizes, food, a silent auction and gift baskets that were raffled off.
Uncle Isaiah put on a convincing ‘Genie’s Magic Show.’
An extra attraction this year was some visiting Chinese guests who brought some handicrafts to sell and also gave a Kung Fu demonstration.
When the gym re-opened after the break, guests enjoyed a different atmosphere – lights were mostly off and there were glow sticks everywhere, giving a relaxed feeling.
The Pie Auction was a huge success! Fourteen delicious looking pies were auctioned to the highest bidders – and some were very high! The top amount was Rs 4500!
Thanks to the parents of the Grade 11 class who came early to help set up, then spent most of the day cooking. And thanks to the many staff who donated food, helped take money and organized the kitchen staff. Thanks, too, to the National Staff who cooked; carried furniture, plants, carpets and ladders; and figured out how to hang the rings that created our ‘Sultan’s tent’. The Senior class stayed late afterward to help clean everything up, so in less than 2 hours, it was all gone!
In other news: There were Volleyball games each day of the week after lunch to help create excitement and spirit for the Volleyball/Swim SAISA tournaments at ISOI this weekend.
In Chapel, Mr. Chang, who has served in Rahim Yar Khan for 13 years, spoke about his mission’s projects in the area. We spent time praying for the goat project, their hostels, school, church and vocational training center.
In Church, Mr. Barker continued the series on the Lord’s Prayer, speaking about praying for our needs, especially forgiveness.
Praises and Prayer Requests:
Praise for a fun Carnival for all!
Praise for many helpers for Carnival who had a fun and giving spirit!
Praise for our MCS Board who is made up of parents, staff and friends of MCS.
Pray for the Volleyball and Swim tournaments at ISOI today and tomorrow.
Pray for the new staff needed for next semester, especially History, Math, art and music; and others for the 2017-18 school year: House Parents, Nurse, History, Maths, English and others. See our website for a complete list – mcs.org.pk
Continue to pray for healing for Ulrike’s sprained ankle, for Mr. Park, Lisa’s sister, Kay, and for Nancy Stewart as she continues cancer treatment.