Saturday, June 21, 2008

AWESOME

As hard as we try, it is easy to overlook some of the kids in the orphanage... the older kids are closer to Emma and Bekah's age, so they are eager to interact, and the younger ones are just so starved for attention that they are on you like glue the whole time... The group of girls in the middle are all shy... well except for Sibera. They are always happy to see us and have a little interaction, but are quickly over powered by the presence of the louder more out going kids... Today we had such a fun day with that middle group... This morning we left here at 8, dropped 6 new matresses of for Igoolo's family... went and checked on the new play ground ,which is doing great... a couple of days and the fences will be up and the ground all leveled. By 9:00 we were at the Orphanage were seven beautiful young girls were waiting with excitement... Our first stop when we got to town was to go to the Bazaar... I went and changed some money into small bills , then cam out and gave everyone 200 sum ( $5.60) translators , Julie, Emma and Bekah.... even some lady that worked her way into the middle of the group to see what was going on.... As we excitedly headed into the bazaar, the lady still stood there with a funny grin on her face wondering what just happened.... They had a good idea of the things that they wanted... mostly shoes.... the killer is when the sales person won't budge 5 sum to get the shoes down to 200... all that is in you wants to just hand over another 5, but you can't do that for 1..... But in no time you find a better pair, and have enough left for sunglasses...or in Sibera's case.... a whole outfit...
From there we came back to the apartment for sandwiches and to make some jewelry... man they love that stuff. Try to get them to stop at one!!!.... At three o'clock Isar picked us up and we went to the border river and went swimming it was so much fun to see them splashing and having such a fun time.... everyone got in on it... even some that were not expecting to go swimming... we were there for over 2 hours and they were in the water the whole time... After the swim, we got packed up to go home, but not without first going out for supper at one of the better restaurants in town... they were all so well behaved, and had a great time. buy the end of the day... I am running out of words like excited and great and all those other words that may not usually be in their vocabulary.... I guess if I was to settle on just one, I would have to say AWESOME.... Oh Ya... I forgot to tell you what we did last night when someone else got blessed .....Boy I am going to have a lot to catch up on one of these days....

1 comment:

Freakshow said...

Once again I am reminded of why I do what I do...
I read on a piece of paper today "take a stand for what's right". Unfortunately it was on a piece of paper that goes on a tray at a fast food restaurant. And what was "right" to them....well it was you deserving a hot juicy burger! Boy are we messed up! Johnny....keep it up man!