Last Friday, I stopped by the Oasis to watch the celebration of its 7th anniversary. Boy, do they know how to throw a party. The afternoon included singing, a couple of skits, recognition of the staff, short encouragements to the families from Oasis director, Juan Carlos, and Kids Alive Peru director, Mike Fietje, followed by snacks, drinks, and cake.
Our worship team.
Melina leads some of the 2 and 3 year olds down to the party.
Nothing says “Happy Anniversary” like Vilma, the dancing cake.
Some of the women from Moms Helping Moms provided a skit demonstrating the amazing faith of several Biblical heroes.
This final video is a little hard to describe. The humor in it is not really this llama’s cup ‘o tea, but this style can be found throughout Latin America. If you’ve heard of “El Chavo,” you know to what I am referring. Nonetheless, it was great to see the Oasis staff showcasing their talent and how much the kids enjoyed it.
Basically, Juan Carlos is “El Malo” (The Bad) and the other four are “Los Fantasticos” (The Fantastics, not to be confused with the Fantastic 4). He leaves a banana peel and a stick of dynamite in their path as well as several other attempts to curb their fantastic-ness.