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... headed to the public school to spend 3 hours painting classrooms. It was hot and exhausting, and tricky to do without water or rags. Once again, however, the kids stepped up with such eagerness, and worked till it was done.
Exhausted, we returned for a simple dinner and a quiet evening. I think I played hearts-- yes, with Adonis. Teaching a new game with lots of rules in another language seemed like 'doing the most' but seņor was able to explain it and we played till lights ...
... country is full of friendly gestures.
After dinner at the hotel, the kids enacted the quincianos ceremony. Which is basically a fake wedding ceremony to celebrate her coming of age. Kayleys fathers, Natalie and Annalore, toasted her and helped her choose her court. They danced ( her pretend husband Caleb promises he'll work on perfecting her waltz soon) and celebrated and then we spent hours preparing items for our group for the last day ...
... populate an entire rock village when we get home.
Joel, my 10 year old friend, noticed right away that I was wearing a Detroit Tigers hat today. He loves baseball and is a really very incredibly skilled player, as many of the kids are. He was having a tough day and I put my hat on his head. He smiled and perked right up after that. I'm hoping it's okay to let ...
It's only our second day at camp, and it already feels like we've been doing this for years. "Estamos juntos" is what a director will yell after giving instruction, we will all echo "juntos estamos." It translates as "Are we together? Together we are." (Side note: Echo shouts are quite common: "allelu-" "-ya!" "Silen-" "-cio")
Each one of us feels like we've made a connection with one or more of the community members. ( thanks seņor Braun ...
... up truck towards the nearest exit. The two were struggling a bit as they were trying to steer and push. As we passed I knew we
should stop but automatically mom mode took over and I went the safe route and
kept driving. I regret that moment. I am sure those two guys made it to the
exit no problem as it really wasn't all that far. But we missed an opportunity
to show God's love in a practical way. Who knows, maybe we would have had an