Today was our last day of serving the children at the orphanage. We have been digging, painting, playing games, singing, teaching and building relationships. It has been quite a stay here in Nyeri.
This morning we went to a local tea factory which is their major export here in Kenya. They asked Jim to bless the factory after we had tea with them, which was really neat.
On our way back to the orphanage we stopped at a different branch of the ministry we are working with – the Huruma Home. This is a home for the children in Nyeri with disibilities. It hit the team really hard and forced us to look for the joy in a hard situation. The home has had an incredible journey as the church saved it after it had been shut down 4 times by different organizations and neglected for 3 years, leaving the children to starve. They are now under the care of the church, have beds to sleep in and receive three meals a day. After debriefing tonight, we were able to see how far they’ve come and how much love and hope fills the rooms. The women working there show true servants’ hearts. Brittany and Daniel decided to respond by bringing awareness and financial fundraising to Found, the fifth and sixth grade group at St. Andrew’s. Please pray for us as we continue to process all that we experienced and felt.
Games, lessons and crafts went really well once we got back to the orphanage. The kids have really latched onto our team, tomorrow will be difficult as we say farewell.
We will continue to debrief as we prepare to head home. We have much to be thankful for.
I’m off to pack.
Amanda and the team