Response to comments...
Uncle Dickie, Unfortunately you'll have to let Autumn and Allison know that Bonobos are only found in the Congo, but we'll try to capture a Bush Baby.
Shae-Shae, We did not have a vehicle available Sabbath morning to make it to church so we spent it with the locals. We're anxious to see what worship is like as well.
Andrew, we're looking forward to getting back and doing some planning with FLA.
David A, Welcome back. Wish you were here.
Many thanks to all that have been sending us notes through the comments.
Jambo! Today we began our day a little late. We were up late last night talking with a group of 16 college students that arrived here yesterday. The students are from many different colleges in the US on an international study. They all joined up two months ago in Kenya. It has been fun talking with them and hearing about all that they are doing and learning.
In the morning the boys were invited to join some of the workers for a little jam session. They had fun working together, teaching and learning from each other. Another fun experience here at the UAACC.
After a late breakfast and posting on the blog, we packed up our crafts, play-dough, and soccer ball then headed on foot through the village toward the Havilah orphanage. The children were expecting us so as soon as we arrived, the fun began! They were so anxious to begin their crafts and see what other treasures we had brought along. Thank you to our family for the craft items…it was the highlight of the children’s day.
We really enjoyed being with the children today. They are very affectionate and we already feel very bonded to them. When we were leaving for the day, the little girl that had been attached to Corrinne looked up at her with sad eyes and said, “Are you going to not come back?
Upon our return to the UAACC our kids decided that they wanted to go out into the local village and hand out more clothing and lollipops. It is truly better to give than to receive! We have found that our quiet little village is very deceiving…from the first second that we pulled the first lollipop out of our bag; many children came from all over to collect whatever items we had for them! One girl even made up a song, and sang it for us. “We’re so very happy, thank you very much” “We’re so very happy, thank you very much!” Also, a very special thank you to each one of you who donated clothing and other needed items. As you can see it was used in a mighty way!
It was another great day in Tanzania; we are falling in love more and more each day with the people and the landscape here.
We feel our steps have been ordained and that our path has been carved out before us. We are truly thankful for all of the support and prayers we are receiving from each one of you! We are excited for this great opportunity to serve and be His hands and feet. Our vision has been established and our mission made clear. We are anxious to fill the home and create a hope and a future for our neighboring village and community here.