Beate here again with Vivienne. You have no idea (okay, some of you do :) ) how wonderful it is to be greeted by so many loving children with hugs, hugs and more hugs. We shared a wonderful start to the glorious morning in devotions. We sang, clapped, and prayed, filling our hearts and souls with positive energy and love.
|Proud to be Canadian|
|Ti Luc & Beate. Kids will put flags all over the compound|
|Sandra and Jonathan celebrating Canada Day|
|Luckner's boys enjoying Canada Day party with us|
|Two teams for 'wet sponge relay race'|
|Employees loved the races too|
|Watch Merise & Eugene go|
|Who can put on wet socks the fastest|
|Ti Fi having fun at wet sock contest|
|Our celebration finished with a game of hockey|
Our wonderful day ended with the hockey game, and the little ones ended up staying past their bedtime…but joy oh joy, we had enough water to have a quick shower. The baby wipes were just not cutting it anymore! Ahhh, the simple, yet valuable pleasures in life. Each year, I have my grade 8 science class experience what it is like to carry a big bucket of water around our school yard (which has an 800 meter circuit). I try to have them feel and think like millions of children who have to lug heavy jugs of water from a local well to their homes. Many have to walk several kilometers to access safe drinking water. As we drove back from St. Marc we saw exactly that…children walking to the wells with empty cans, and walking back to their homes with the heavy burden so necessary to survive. So to the kids who are reading this blog (and the adults), please be thankful for what you have, and please next time you take a drink of water, stop and think about someone your age who is right at that moment carrying a very heavy bucket back to their humble home.
Good night all…lots of love
Beate and Vivienne