Saturday evening many gathered together in the Langmade room for the first Intercultural Club event of the school year.
A delicious Greek meal involving gyros and Greek salad was made by Mr. Hange for all in attendance. Once the food was consumed, Tim Hange stood up and said a few words to the group.
When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. you shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Pulling from Leviticus 19, we were charged to be kind and compassionate to every person we come in contact with. This passage of scriptures talks about how one ought to love the foreigner that comes to live with them. God says this to his people back in the Old Testament, but still calls us to this today. We even see that in the New Testament Jesus commands his children with the two greatest commandments: to love God and to love others.
Going through life we are going to encounter those that are foreigners to our environments. No matter who you are, you must love and care for these people. The love and compassionate that we possess as the children of God should make itself known to those who surround us.
Following this look into God’s word, we all rearranged ourselves to play some games. Dix It and Code Names were a few of the games chosen. Dix It involves people to create their own themes based off the many abstract pictures provided. Code Names was exciting and challenging as a few got to practice a bit of their english while guessing what words were being hinted at by their teammates.
Children and adults alike joined in and found themselves having a great time!
We had such a blessed evening and look forward to the next Intercultural Club event.