Friday, May 13, 2011
So... what some of you may not know is that:
A. I'm living and working in Kenya. B. I work for a non-profit that purposes to help women and children living in extreme poverty. C. We've started a private Christian school in Serengeti. D. All of our students come from extremely desperate situations and are attending the school on full scholarships.
Originally, I was going to teach in the school. But upon arrival what I found was that what they REALLY needed was administrative support... and it just so happens that I am naturally gifted at organization and administration. So mostly I'm behind the scenes now. But today we went out and visited the kindergarten class. My son Dale actually taught the math lesson. (Oh so cute, he's a natural teacher!) These kids are all so precious, and so good, and so excited about the opportunity to go to school. Almost all these kids are orphaned or abandoned, and the only food they get is the meals they receive at the school.
So we stayed and played with the kids for a couple hours, then it was back home for the afternoon... and then in the evening on Fridays I have been going to a special prayer service at the church. Wow, its amazing, and I am so blessed every time I go. We do a lot of singing and dancing, so I am counting that for my exercise today!
I am still struggling with this cold... and maybe because I'm a little sick, and a little worn down, I'm feeling a little homesick and lonely. I went onto facebook to leave messages for friends and family... which somehow only made me feel a little worse... especially since I went on to my sister's page... my sister who died last fall. They keep her page up and running as a sort of memorial to her. I miss her so much, and I wish I could tell her all the amazing things that have happened since I came to Kenya.