Worst Super Weekend Ever!
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“Worst Super Weekend ever!” Considering our students spent the night on the floor cold, damp, hungry and dirty I can see where they were coming from.
Super Weekend is traditionally the highlight of the 8th grade at ICSB. Previously, it has included two days of manual labor and a kids’ program at Menedékváros*, which is a home for displaced families in the Hungarian countryside. This year, due to situations outside of our control, we needed a new plan and Super Weekend 2.0 was born.
Following a condensed trip to Menedékváros in a rainy Kiskunmajsa, our 8th graders were immersed in a carefully crafted poverty simulation. This simulation included a 17-hour fast, sleeping in cardboard shelters in filthy clothes, and spending time in reflection and worship sans electronics. Interspersed were group games which taught important themes about living in poverty.
We structured the weekend this way because we believed that it could be used to spark a mindset-altering shift towards a Christ-like, service-oriented perspective.
The weekend was not without smiles, laughter and fun, but fun was not the end goal – life change was. After all, God has given us a portion of the weighty task of equipping these students to be effective kingdom expanders.
So despite some eye rolling and animated complaining from time to time, we can’t help but love these TCKs. We pray for them, we worry about them, we laugh at them and we’ll keep showing up whether they like it or not because they are worth it.
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You can learn more about Menedékváros by visiting their website (click here). The button for English is towards the bottom of the page on the right hand side. Look for the British flag. They have an excellent video with English subtitles.