Thursday, February 24, 2011


This week has been another great and fast week. Last weekend the weather was warm and sunny and the kids were able to get the water slide out (bottom picture). Then, we played an intense game of Rugby with the little kids (second photo) and spent some time with little Samkelo (right).

This week I was able to do a lot of reports and get a lot of things done for the social workers. My days start off with a 6:30am run (some days, others I run in the evening), come home and have breakfast and head to the office (a 30 second walk) around 7:45 or 8am. I work the day in the office until around 5 or 5:30. After that I get off of work, I usually run with some of the teenage girls (if i haven't run in the morning). OR the volunteers have started to play some intense pick-up games of soccer with the teenage boys in the sunset. That has been so fun! Yesterday I ran in the morning and then we ended up playing soccer from 6 to 7:30pm! I can barely walk today! It is just bliss, though, running up and down the grass field with the beautiful sunset over the hills, and just playing hard with the kids. It has been a great way to bond with them.
Then, in the evenings, around 8pm, we have different activities like bible study for the teenage girls, our own bible study, cook dinner with kids or with each other, watch movies , or just have dinner together and talk. And then go to bed at 10pm!!!

These kids know how to play! All they need is a piece of cardboard and they are turning it into an amazing toy and traveling to other universes! It is great to see them be so purely children! They don't need anything complicated or high tech. They just love to play! It is great to just sit outside the door of the house that overlooks the field where they are and just watch them.

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