Monday, June 14, 2010


Hi everyone,
I had the privilege on Saturday to visit our sponsor child's home. It was a 30 minute walk from New Hope. A girl from David Family came with us to translate. We walked with our sponsor child S.'s mom who was going home from work at the guest house. One of the things I have noticed is that the children are so joyful. They don't really have anything to be happy about. We have so much and they have so little but we are always wanting more. We should be a lot more grateful for what God has blessed us with. When we reached our S. house we were greeted with hugs from all his siblings and his grandma. We went into their hut and sat down on some mats. There were 16 of us in their little hut. Half of their hut we sat in and the other half was where they sleep. Their circular hut is about 15 feet in diameter. They also have an outdoor kitchen covered by some thatch. S. and his little brother enjoyed playing with the football we gave them. We went out to their garden. It was not just a little garden. It was really a whole field of maize(corn), sweet potatoes, beans, and cassava. One of S.'s sisters guided me carefully through the garden holding my hand. She also walked halfway home with us. That night we went to the David Family's maize roast. They put the maize into the fire and pulled it out with their hands. After we had a sort of talent show. Some of the boys were very funny. One of the girls directed everyone with sticks and also used them to play the drums on the side of a bench. That night was also the U.S.A. vs. England match in the World Cup. They had set up a projector so everyone could watch. It was a pretty full and exciting day.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christina,
    What a great opportunity to visit with your sponsor child and family. We really do have a lot to be grateful for that we just take for granted. I'm glad you're having such a good time.
    Love, Auntie Linda