On my first morning, I was told it was my rest day, and I could get up whenever I wanted. I wasn’t really sure what that meant, so I set my alarm for 8 (although I woke up much earlier – my curtains don’t do much to keep out the sunlight). I showered and headed downstairs to the Children’s Home.
Three kids were there – Carol, Don, and Emma. These three are too young to attend school yet. Most of the other kids will be picked up at 12:30. I think that just one boy goes for the full day, but I could be wrong.
All the short term missionaries are Aunties and Uncles. And hearing the kids say my name with their accents is adorable 🙂
We’ve got a schedule for each day we are here… some days I will be at the orphanage taking care of the kids all day. Other days I will teach at the kids’ school Little Rina School or at a nearby orphanage called New Creation Children’s Home. I will have the chance to go to the market and help with the grocery shopping, and other days will be helping with cooking, cleaning, or laundry. I also will lead the kids’ and staff devotionals once a week. On Saturdays we plan bigger activities for the kids, and Tuesday is project day. We will be off site as a team doing various things. I heard that next week we are building a house!
I will only have internet access a couple times a week, but plan to write posts to go up throughout the week when I am able to. Just know that if you email me, I love your emails and am so happy to get them, but might not be able to respond right away.