Pool Party!

25 01 2011

Just before our Christmas break we tagged along with our friends at Back to Back Ministries and took a group of kids from a local orphanage to the swimming pool for swimming and lunch.  We had received a  gift from friends at home that sparked the idea for this fun afternoon.  The water was freezing, but the kids were brave and had a great time splashing around.  Planning ahead,  B2B had a bag of donated swim suits for the kids.   A delicious lunch was served, giving the kids had a chance to eat something different besides what they usually receive at the orphanage.  These kids need so much love and attention it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.  Jordan, Isabell and Cypress  had a great time hanging out with them.  At the end we gave them stuffed animal presents donated by our kids from their stuffed animal families, telling them how much Jesus loves them.  It was precious to see how much they loved their gifts, and we enjoyed seeing the reaction in the girls to how much their gifts were treasured.  It showed them in a very real way how blessed we are and that we can make a difference to people in need.    Our hearts were touched hard by Suzanne who had recently arrived at the orphanage from a traumatic experience.  She hadn’t talked yet, but she held on tightly to our hands, and by the end of the day she was smiling.

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4 responses

15 02 2011
Clem family

That is so sweet!!
Thanks so much for showing what’s been going on there, it’s so fun to see everything. What a happy day for those kids, you guys are great.
~ Sadie and the Clems

27 01 2011
Virginia

God bless you for giving love and presents to these dear children.
Love & Prayers, and thanks for sharing.

26 01 2011
Carrie C

Thanks for the pictures and update on what is going on in your life. It sounds like your family is enjoying their time and learning as much from life in Nigeria as they are from school work. I think your experiences will enrich your life 10 times over. Take Care

25 01 2011
rhonda turski

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. I just so much would love to hug on those little ones. What a wonderful ministry. You are in my prayers. Rhonda Turski




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