Hey everyone this is Selah Gargon from “The Chapel” writing the first blog for today. We made it here safe, took a while but we got here safe. When we first landed the weather was a completely different feel than it was back at home. The cultural here is really opposite from home, especially in the capital when we first landed. It was so crowded, loud and a bit crazy due to the stress of trying to get to the small plane. We finally got onto the little plane, which my mom told would be bumpy but I didn’t believe her, she was right. The view was AMAZING. Once we landed in “The Mole” we took a bus to the orphanage, got a tour around the place and got into our dorms.
The sleep arrangements were interesting. In the middle of the night you could hear the animals howling and the roosters crowing. ALL NIGHT. However, I was so exhausted I just fell right back to sleep. The children here are so precious. We made so many friends with them. At my church I got this child names Mar-Kennedy a Christmas gift and the best part was getting to meet him, hold him and give him love. I mean, when you think of someone all the time and then get the time to give them a gift, just finally being able to meet them in person is the best gift. I also made friends with this little boy named Robinson. He is obsessed with me. He always tells to “Compé” (stand up), because he wants me to carry him. I can’t get enough of these kids. I’m in love.
We also went to the beach; it was SO blue; prettier than any Florida ocean I’ve ever seen in my life. Later on today we went around handing out the VBS bands to the children in the town. It was heart breaking to see how these kids live in such poverty. It was hard not to tear up seeing them live like that. It also amazed me when you would just say hello to the people and how their faces light up. It really taught me a lot about how much I take for granted in my life. God has been teaching me so much and it’s very hard to write it all down on this blog, I mean it’s only been two days. I can’t wait to see what he has in store! J
(P.S Hi mom, love you!)
I love you and miss you very much. We got in Sunday around 3 o clock. Today we went swimming and I preach the word to four teenage boys for over an hour. They seem very hungry. We gave out bracelets to VBS, and we are all excited about sharing Jesus to the village. Love you, see you soon.
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We had trouble uploading pictures – will try and get more tomorrow!