Today’s post is Kaitlyn Morgenroth.
She’s joined on the trip by her sister and her mom and dad!
Today was a beautiful day!
We went up to the top of a nearby mountain to work with kids at a school there. We did VBS activities like Bible stories and take home crafts, and the little kids were so excited to make the crafts! After they made the them, they came out to a common area and played with them and had so much fun!
One of the coolest things we did today was we to take each child’s picture and print a copy for them with a portable photo printer. The excitement on their faces when they saw their pictures was so great to see! Once they saw the room that the portable printer was in, they ran over to watch it print out the pictures. It was amazing to see how happy and excited they were to see something that people use daily in America.
The Girls of Grace donated the photo printer and supplies that enabled us to print each child’s photo!
Once we finished the crafts there, we headed over to the Happy Tummies. This is the second Happy Tummies location and is in the mountain city of Panyebar. We ate lunch and then helped them pass out the kids’ lunches. During our lunch, Katie Ring shared her famous goodnight speech. Meanwhile, I was talking to our fabulous bus driver, Manuel, in his language (Spanish). I struggled a little bit on how to say certain words. But thank goodness our interpreter, Robinson, helped me out! Shout out to Robinson for encouraging me to learn how to say things correctly instead of just saying them how I thought they were supposed to be said.
The Way Sunday School Class donated these solar powered lights that we were able to give to each child at Happy Tummies. They were reminders that Jesus is the light of the world!
Today was an amazing day and I am so glad that through it all I got to see how God works through people even when they speak two different languages.
Debriefing at the end of the day!