Today we decided that we would all wear our Canadian Humanitarian T-Shirts! What a great looking bunch of people as we took off in the vans this morning!
We began the work of gathering updates photos, completing medical examinations, and having the children begin to work on their cards for their sponsors in Canada. kids are so much fun to be with!
writing for our sponsors:
The guardians of the children, and the farmers from the Foresight Fathers program attended a session on business management taught by one of our volunteers while all this was going on.
The fact that we did not always have someone to translate did not interfere with being able to communicate with one another. Playing is playing, no matter how you talk about it!
The kids loved learning how to sing itsy bitsy spider with actions!
The kids loved getting their photos taken and wanted us to take lots!
Friends, in many different combinations, were the photo results.
You could feel their love and friendship for one another as we did these photos.
It is hard to describe how it feels to be swept into that circle of love so quickly by these children. Maybe this photo will help. They allowed us to belong in their circle of love!
On the road between Woliso and Gindo there are many immense Warka trees!
They symbolize to the local people connection between past generations, the present, and the future. Important meetings, festivals, and celebrations are held underneath the Warka tree. Often markets are held under these immense trees.
We decided to catch a group photo beside one of these trees on the way home to Woliso. We found one close to the road, and stopped the vans to get out and set up. As we did, people came from fields to see what we were doing. To our surprise, a bus stopped and people got out to watch us!
Then another vehicle stopped and a man stepped out and joined our photo. He said hello, made himself comfortable at the right end of the group, just as the cameras caught images of the group. He smiled, waved, and then returned to his vehicle and drove away. We all marveled that this had just happened!
So here is our photo of the group, leaning on the trunk of a Warka Tree, with the "unknown man". We will always wonder who he was, but appreciate that he wanted to be part of our photo.
Our day ended with the most spectacular sunset. Another unforgettable day!
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