Canvas Virtues

This past July, most of our staff traveled to Daytona Beach, FL to volunteer at BigStuf Camp (an amazing week-long summer youth conference). We had a fairly robust presence in the conference center and had a great time meeting new people and talking to the youth about Kenya and Haiti.

One really cool idea was to hang super-big canvases that had different virtues painted on them – Love, Hope, Obedience, Cooperation, etc.  Students were able to write notes of encouragement to kids in Kenya.  The idea was to divide the canvases into smaller pieces after camp, and send them to schools in Kenya.  The kids there could read and be encouraged by all the notes from students here in the US.

Well, all that happened and we wanted to share some “before and after” photos of the canvases at BigStuf Daytona and in Kenya.  They’ve been a huge hit for the schools in Kenya.  Thanks to everyone that was at BigStuf Daytona that participated.  It’s just another way that we’re trying to build a bridge…

BEFORE: Virtue Canvas at BigStuf Camp
Virtue Canvas at BigStuf Camp

One view of the canvases at BigStuf Daytona
One view of the canvases at BigStuf Daytona
410 Bridge Board Members handing out the canvases on their recent trip to Kenya
410 Bridge Board Members handing out canvases on their recent trip to Kenya

Canvasas in Kenya
Canvasas in Kenya
Canvas Virtue at Kawamaitha Primary School
Hung Canvas at Kawamaitha Primary School in Karima

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