Another beautiful sunrise…
I actually miss watching the sunrise while I brush my teeth outside.
Onto Monday: time to teach these children! A few of our team members headed to Life is Hope B to start on some construction projects. The rest of us went to Life is Hope A and had a morning of school and learning. A handful of our team split into smaller teams and taught different activities to the children.
One group taught them how to count to 10 in English and also played a “Days of the Week” game.
Another group taught the kids what germs are and how they spread. I think this was a favorite among the children. We gave all of the kids lotion and then just a few a handful of sparkles. Then, we had them give eachother high-fives, shake hands and play – through this they got to see the sparkles transfer from themselves to someone else, thus learning how germs are spread. Of course then we had to teach them how to wash their hands; they liked this, too!
We also taught them the story of Jesus and gave them bracelets to help remind them of His story.
For lunch the team was provided with ham and cheese sandwiches, cookies and Pringles! Then, we got some mangos! Yummy - they might be very messy but they are very good!
In the afternoon we played games with the kids which included bowling, soccer, jumping, arm wrestling and singing songs.
I have to share this little lady’s picture. She came up behind me and started tickling me – and wouldn’t stop! I was laughing until it hurt, then I turned around and tickled her; she was pretty cute!
A lot of the younger children would often fall asleep in the afternoon. My little boy, David, fell asleep on me and two different times someone tried to take him and put him in bed. He woke up each time and came running and crying back to snuggle with me. Oh, how I miss him!
Later on that afternoon we played peek-a-boo :).
Late in the afternoon we headed back to our house, hard as it may have been. I could have stayed with those kids the whole week!
Dinner and a wonderful time of worship outside filled the rest of our evening.