Thursday, May 7, 2009

Having the road open now has made life so much easier here! I think everyone is glad that we don't have to spend so much time riding up and down the river in order to get anywhere. It also made taking the boys to a soccer tournament this weekend so much easier. I went with the boys Sunday and Monday to a village nearby and watched them play a total of four games. Unfortunatly, they didn't win enough to go on to the finals. But this time they all got to play since this is the Zion team, so that was good for them. We had two very long days there, but it was a lot of fun and nice to see them all have a chance to play.

Every Wednesday the children have an assembly before school. They sing songs then one of the teachers gives a message and then they sing their anthem. I went yesterday since it was my last Wednesday here and it was a little sad. The teacher that I have been helping with gave a little speech and then he told one of the boys to go get the flag since it was my last Wednesday there. I didn't know that they had a big Namibian flag here, but the boy brought it out and stood with three other boys and all of the children sang the national anthem for me. I think thats when it hit me that I would actually be leaving on Saturday and it was hard not to cry!

As my time here is winding down, I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has sent money and has prayed for me and everyone else here. This trip has really been an awesome experience for me and has helped me grow in so many ways. Needless to say, I will really miss all of the children when I leave, but I am seriously considering coming back and maybe staying longer the next time!

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