It was Waitangi Day today but that was the last thing on people's minds at our church, as we celebrated Chinese New Year!
We had a normal church service, and then had a pot luck (shared) lunch which is something I always look forward to as there's so much food!
After lunch though we had games! Originally when they split everyone up into age groups I thought we would be competing against each other based on age. A lot of my friends were in the 11-18 age group and so I was looking forward to wasting them since I got sent to the >19 age group! They ended up mixing us up into six groups. I was in the green group!
The first game was sort of like charades, where each team was given a Bible story they had to silently act out in front of all the other groups. There were a few weird skits that we couldn't figure out, while ours was Jonah and the whale. I don't think our team won that round though!
The next game was a bit of a relay where pairs of team members had to run to the other side of the gym, carry a balloon without using their hands back to the team and get the word from inside the balloon to form a Bible verse with the first team to complete it the winner.
The final game was more our kind of game. It was newspaper hockey! It got a bit vicious a few times, with some people falling over and others getting whacked! Our team came runner-up so we faced off against red team in the final but...we lost!
After all the fun and games though, we still had a music rehearsal for Gabrielle and Tim's wedding. By then I was really exhausted!