Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 7: Moutainside

We started our day heading North to an orphanage. We drove, and drove, and drove...Clay finally says, "I think we past it an hour ago." Geeze! That would have been helpful an hour ago!!! By that time Kelly calls the director and he decides he doesn't want us coming now. In this orphanage none of the kids are adoptable because it is not supported by the government.

Instead of going to the orphanage, we headed to the mountainside where the boys played soccer and we clothed some children. I sat with one little girl, dressed her and fed her some crackers. She was a doll!

The news spread fast that we were there, and the kids started to line up.

On the way out Kelly's bus picked up 3 women, and their loads of eucalyptus plants. These women, around age 60 walk up the steep mountainside 3 times a day, 12 miles each way, carrying 70 pounds each. Kelly had their loads thrown up on top of the van, gave them new shoes, and took them to the bottom. I hate that I missed seeing this, but our driver had left before them. Hearing about it makes me smile!

I was sad we didn't get a lot of time with kids that day, but we did make a difference in some peoples lives today and that is all that matters! :)

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