Maria gave me a second letter. Look at the art work!
When we arrived this morning at the orphanage the kids had prepared a whole program for us. Â And they took us back to the prayer garden, this is just a special place. I wish everyone of you could sit beneath those trees. Â They lead us in worship. Wow, God is great!!!!!! Â There were four different singing groups that sang and then the older boys put on a play. Â It was the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo. Â In the pics you see King Nebbacaneezer, the statue, and a little boy with a white sheet and that is God in the fire with them. (double smile) Â I loved it!
Auntie Deborah taught us a new song. Â She came to Tyler and I and wanted to know if he could find the chords on his guitar. Â We had a fabulous time learning the song from her and helping to teach it to the kids. The words were “Isn’t it good to know the Lord. Isn’t it good to praise his name. Â Isn’t it good to know that he’s always there for us. Â Isn’t it good to know the Lord.” Â Yes, it is!
A little boy named Geoffrey, brought me a gift today. Â What a precious little man. Â He seems to have the kindest heart. He opened this paper like it was dipped in gold and he said “Auntie Doreen, it is a rabbit.” Â I think I smiled all over. Â I told him, “It is beautiful and I would keep it and remember to pray for him. Â (If you missed an earlier post – all the kids call me Auntie Doreen because they can not say the “L” in the middle of my name.)
I had a great conversation with one of the younger teachers today. Â He wanted to know everything from what kind of animals we have in American to how long it took us to get here. He asked about the types of houses we have and about our traffic. He asked about our politics and so much more. Â Of course I asked him just as many questions. It was really fun to talk with him.
I found out today that Maria wants to be a bank manager and that she has been at the orphanage since she was 8. Geoffrey wants to be a pilot that takes people from place to place. Â This is an important distinction because it means not a military pilot. Â We worked really hard for several minutes on actually saying the word “pilot” and not “pirate.” Â Of you course you can hear the similarities in the words. Â (smile)
At lunch today, we discussed turkeys. Â One teacher is pretty sure they have turkeys, but after hearing his description of them, I’m not so sure.
We reviewed all three scripture songs today. Â I really think they are going to know them. Â This is a big blessing to me. Â Besides beds, I wanted to leave them with scripture that they knew and just a new tangible example of God’s love. Â And yet, I’m Â finding that I’m the one who’s been given the example.
We had time to get the Birthday Party Bags together tonight after dinner before tomorrow’s party. Â The whole team is really looking forward to this tomorrow.