A cat-themed Christmas fair for kids

Around 200 children between 6 and 11 years old joined this year’s Christmas fair at the Brahma Kumaris (BK) Quezon City center. Now on its fourth year, the annual event is BK’s way of reaching out to the children from the local community. The sisters and brothers from the center prepared everything carefully and lovingly to make sure that each child would feel the love of the Father.

I was there with Bowi, my 12-year old son, who volunteered to help out with two of the four sessions–the total number of children had to be split in four so the place can accommodate the kids comfortably.

You could tell that everything was being done in God’s service; one mark of a BK activity (or a Brahmin’s work, for that matter) is careful attention to detail–there is a delicate presentation of the handiwork, an all-out offering for brother and sister souls, and spiritual love made manifest in material beauty.

Here are photos to illustrate this.

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Like heaven with little angels. Impressive sky art piece.

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The theme was CATS. Cat artworks were prepared days ahead.

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Tables were laid out with Cat Card samples and supplies of art materials.

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Sister Patsy, amazing storyteller. Here telling the story of The Cat Painter (Becky Bravo’s book).

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After listening to the story, they created their own cat artworks! It’s a Cat Card that they will give to someone they love.

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The volunteers donned aprons, wings, and cloud halos.

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A partnership with CARA Welfare Philippines encouraged the children to take care of animals.

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Santa is slim because… vegetables.

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All of the children received gifts from Santa.

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A couple of games and plenty of prizes!

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Clearly, the intention was to allow the children to experience beauty, peace, joy, tenderness, and generosity.

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The love that we offer wholeheartedly to others is like a small piece of the love that God has for us.

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Bowi helps the little crafters.

 

Here’s wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

 

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