Girls’ get together from January 4th to January 5th, 2016, in Brignano, Bergamo (Italy).
We wanted to start this New Year on the right foot with the Lord, but how do we do that? By having our first 2016 get together for girls ages 11 and 12 years old in Brignano Gera D'Adda, Bergamo (Italy).
It all began on the afternoon of Monday, January 4th. While the girls arrived, we played some ping-pong and made a very original looking bracelet as a handcraft activity. Then we had a meeting in which we discussed that having a motto for our lives can help us enjoy and have focus in everything we do, a goal. After the meeting, we went to the Chapel to have a moment of prayer before the Lord and to ask Him about the changes He wants us to make this year. Then we wrote our intentions/resolutions on a card that will serve as a reminder of what we have promised to do for the Lord this New Year 2016.
Then, we went to have dinner because we were already hungry. Afterwards we saw the movie “Facing the Giants” (in Italian, 'Affrontando i Giganti') which tells the story of a football team that seems to hold the record of the most lost games, until the team along with the coach, found through faith a new supernatural meaning to everything they do, even in sports, and from that moment on they began to win in football and in their lives. While watching the movie, the girls took notes of phrases and of the characteristics of the characters that caught their attention.
In the meeting we had the next morning, we saw that for all the girls it was evident that the central message of the film was that nothing is impossible for God.
The get together ended the next day, just before lunch, with some games and activities.
In this way we have been able to start this New Year 2016, with clear and specific purposes which we hope the girls know how to maintain throughout the year.