Saturday, January 19, 2008

Town Orphanage Now

Last year we were back to town with a couple of teams to do some home makeovers, and we had the opportunity to spend some time with the kids from the orphanage. We began by bringing the kids to the local amusement park then out for supper, complete with gifts. . Later that day we went to visit them at the orphanage . We could not believe the differences since the last time we were there. remember the old washrooms? Well now they not only have these wonderful washrooms outside, but they now have new washrooms inside as well. The rooms are now all bright and clean with beautiful bunk beds and hand made quilts. The kitchen was fully equipped... all but a fridge that is, but we soon took care of that..... ( thanks to Paula's friends... and Bruce ) One of the things I liked was that they have a small dining room where the kids take turns having more formal meals .. it gives them a time to feel special, and to experience something a little more family like. All this aside, I think the biggest impact there is that the kids know that they are loved ..... If I have not said it before, I must say that I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to rub shoulders with a great man like Elder Yang .... He sets the bar high!....

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