A day of many emotions!
After we had breakfast we went straight to the worksite for our last day there. When we got there we were given a tour of the school and all the classrooms, and were very warmly welcomed and blessed by the children and staff there. We were very thankful to see the school filled with happy and excited students! After the tour we started working on laying mortar and bricks again. We were making good progress on the classroom walls until after lunchtime when the kids came running out of their classrooms. Lunch was delicious and we even got to sample some of the lunch the children at the school receive. (The children receive breakfast and lunch at school everyday.) During lunch, we had the opportunity to thank Luciano and Orpha for everything they have taught us and provided us with this past week and presented them with a picture of our team.
As soon as the children came running out they came to us and we couldn't be more excited to join in their games that they quickly got us involved in. Even though we couldn't understand what they were saying, we were still able to learn their games and participate in the fun they have at school. Hand clapping games, soccer baseball, ring around the rosie, cat and mouse, and tag were some pretty popular games with the students. The girls also enjoyed playing with our hair and they loved to pose for pictures.
At the end of the day the children thanked us by presenting poems, songs and letters. Even though it had only been a day, we felt very connected to the children and staff and it was very hard to say goodbye. It was amazing to see how this Christian school was impacting the students life and future and how we could be a part of it! The children and staff were very thankful to us, but we are also very thankful to them for all we have learned and experienced by being there with them. It was a day we will never forget!
We look forward to a busy day tomorrow!
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