What we do News and stories Join a Summer Step team Don't delay – the deadline for Summer Step is only days away! We are still recruiting for our Summer Step teams – but only just! The deadline for applications is Monday 30 April, so if you want a few weeks of summer adventure with God in Latin America, then get your application in now! Teams are going to Ecuador (July), Bolivia (August), and Nicaragua (July/Aug), and there are still a few spaces left. To find out more about these exciting summer opportunities, CLICK HERE. If you want to know more about what it is like, just read the following quotes from some of the reports from last year's participants: 'Hello from Nicaragua! We have been about a week here but it feels more like seven years. We have been so amazed by the hospitality we have seen and received. Every effort has been made to help us feel at home.' 'We were back in the school today, with a geography quiz for Years 3 and 6. The children enjoyed learning about other countries. We also played a game called ‘Stand up, sit down, turn around’, where we called out instructions to try to trick the children. At lunchtime we were treated to a delicious barbecue outside, with salsa and iced tea.' 'The kids’ club started at 9am and ran on a little, ending at 11:30am. Local ticos came to help – leading the singing and dancing as well as some of the games. The children were between the ages of 6 and 12 – and we told the story of Noah’s Ark. After the story, we were visited by some puppets who answered some questions to make sure everyone had listened well. We finished with crafts: mosaic rainbows, model balloons and colouring sheets.' 'Today we were back in the school where we split into three groups and taught body parts using the song ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’, which the children loved. Some of the pupils already knew some body parts, but we helped them improve their pronunciation. We taught four lessons: two in the morning and two in the afternoon, working with children aged 8–11.' 'Like the days before we led the children in craft activities, today being the story of Joseph and the technicolour dream-coat. They all decorated a man with feathers, pom poms, pipe cleaners and coloured crayons. Some of the children clearly love to focus on something and channel all their attention on colouring within the lines which is encouraging. When we tell them that "está bien" (it is good) they look so proud.' 'After lunch we acted out a drama of the story wearing scarves as costumes and Sarah (as Joseph) was adorned with an immensely bright jacket as the 'technicolour dream-coat'. The kids love Sarah which is no surprise and we managed to keep their attention all throughout which was a real success.'