If it doesnt get said enough it is great to be back in Kenya. It is also great to have all these people here with us. I have really enjoyed watching God tug at the hearts of the people on this team. I have loved watching them start to love something that means so much to us. God is really breaking some hearts for the things that break His. Tim and I have been blessed to lead such a great team to the slums. They have worked so hard and go to bed exhausted every night. They are so flexible and willing to do whatever is needed and it hasnt gone unnoticed. They have begun relationships with the staff and with the children and it has been a joy to watch this happen. As a team we have shared Jesus with many people, we have brought the light, we have had VBS on two mornings with almost 300 children (talk about exhausting) and we have flourided thousands of childrens teeth. It has been good and God has been good. In the midst of this many of the team has been sick for at least one day, but thankfully no one has been too ill and a day of rest pretty much got them all back on their feet.
VBS was a great time. The children have been waiting for us to come for a really long time and so when Thursday morning came and VBS was to begin they were super excited and so were we. We decided to talk about creation as a theme and the first day for crafts they made animal puppets on lunch bags and they LOVED them. We had lions, zebras, hippos, gorillas, and tigers. It was a great sight to see the children running around with their puppets-even though all the hippos were upside down:) On Tuesday, we took an individual picture of each child and so Friday we gave the photos to the kids and had them decorate frames. They were so happy as many of them dont have a picture of themself. It was such a great feeling to give them such a gift. They wore them around their necks all day long. We also taught them the chicken dance and the macarena! Good times!
Alice the head teacher at Bondeni said this was a week the children will never forget. Those statements get me everytime because I always wonder if they know how much this week meant to all of us and that we will not forget it either.