Today was a busy and full day. Diane, Austin, and Karen walked through a section of town with their interpreter hoping to encounter children. As it turned out, most of them were in school. We did have the opportunity to read a book to one child and paint the fingernails of a few women. They loved that! As we were walking past one school the teacher saw us and asked us to come in and pray for the school and the students. He said the educators are working very hard, but it is difficult. We walked on to a second school where we were equally welcomed. While there Diane and Karen painted many, many fingernails and Austin played with the boys blowing bubbles. Many prayers were requested by teachers and individuals alike.
Donnie, Bruce, and Ed set up the water filtration system and cleaned 55 gallons of water for the people in a short amount of time. What a blessing for the people of this community. Nene has learned how to operate the system and thought the women of the town were going to bring buckets after their Bible study to take water to their homes.
After lunch we returned to Savane to spend time with the kids there and Diane and Bruce each taught a Bible lesson. More fingernail painting, bubbles, soccer, being chased by the kids through the grass, loving on the children, snuggling with some of the little ones, and getting home just before dark. Several of the girls wiped the nail polish off after we painted them, only to return to have them repainted. We were told they simply wanted the touch! Dark comes at 5:30 here. Such a delicious meal was waiting for us…..fish, plantains, pates (like an empanadas), green beans, and pineapple upside downcake.
We appreciate the comments, prayers, and thoughts that you are sending our way.
Continue to do great here. I think after all of the nails I painted today, I can be a manicurist when I grow up! We are all healthy and feel like we are accomplishing a lot, however, there are so many needs here. It’s so good to hear about what everyone is doing at home. I miss and love you all.
BTW Sheryl……Austin is doing great and is a great addition to this team! 🙂
Hey everybody, good to hear from all of you. Today was a great day, just sitting and playing with the kids was an awesome experience. It is cool to love on the kids, but the coolest thing is when they love on you. Kelly and kids I miss you guys so much. I hope you are doing well and will see you soon. Donnie/Dad
Hi mom! Sorry for not posting anything. Things are still going well here but it’s also exhausting. I hope everything is going well at home and at school. Tell dad I love him and i cant wait to see you both. Love Austin
ohhh yeah i love you too Amber and make sure you call me Thursday so we can talk. — Austin
Hi D’Ette I have heard your posts can’t wait to see you I lost 40 lbs and grew lots of hair Love ED