|Craig walking with Ray of Hope children|
|Craig and a budding symphony conductor|
|Angela working on backpacks|
|Kwame and Angela walking in Kawangware|
|Kirsti with Teacher Alfred, who is wearing a shirt that|
former Ray of Hope team member Josh Biddle gave him.
Now if we can only replace that Cardinal's hat!
I woke to the call of birds this morning, and there has been so much to sing out about all day.
As we walked through Kawangware today, we heard the usual "how are you" as we passed the children on the street. There is such a difference between our cultures. We don't ask strangers how they are. In fact, we hardly say hello. But here, in the heart of a slum in Kenya, the children ask, "how are you"? Of course I don't expect that they really understand the social implications of what they are asking.
But when the do ask, it's generally with a smile on their faces. They don't seem to notice, the way I do, the litter in the streets, the goats roaming around or the chickens picking through the trash. How are you? Many of the children at the Ray of Hope school will tell you they are fine. They were proud to take us to their homes today. They are proud to introduce us to their families. They are happy to be walking with their class and their visitors, through their town.
How are you? I am grateful to have learned so much from so many this week. My heart is full. I have so much to sing out about.
How are you?
|Kirsti with Boyce and his daughter|
|Robin with Evelyn in her home|
|Karen and Robin with Ray of Hope friends|
|Glide and Ray of Hope enjoying a festive dinner|
|Classy enjoying manazi with tea|
|Christina handing out reflection projects|
|The children looking at their reflection|
|Kwame ready to greet our guests for dinner|