Look at the gorgeous sun God blessed us with for our 1st day of VBS at the Nduchi School. Previous to this the forecast had been dreary drizzle, aka my favorite kind of weather. I know your thinking what??? Well not all of us can be sun lovers. As it turns out this would be our only truly sunny day, but Kenya had been in a drought before our arrival and the next few days of rain were a welcome blessing to these rural Kenyans.
After we gathered all our items for our stations and prayed we headed up the hill. Although it is not that far up the hill to the school it is up the hill at over 7,500 ft elevation. This is why I work out 5 days a week because the 1st year I came I was in disbelief at how quickly I was huffing and puffing and there was not a little pig in sight, only fuzzy goats. Ok, it's time for another confession. When my brain is full of thoughts it operates like a poorly written thesaurus and instead of putting "sheep" in the word form area of the brain it inserts things like "fuzzy goats" for "sheep" and "U-Haul" for "wheelbarrow". This leads to others constant entertainment on my behalf. What can I say, I live to please.
These are the stairs that take you down to the various class rooms that make up the stations. Today these stairs are nice and dry, tomorrow well that will be a different story. There is nothing quite like trying to traverse stairs in a long maxi dress that are covered in wet slick clay like red mud, but we will leave that story for tomorrow.
Today, I will feature outside games! Every year my niece Katie has been leading outside games for these kids. It looks like Kristie's group is out there on the field as she shields herself from the sun. Smart girl as poor Katie came home with a sunburn on her face.
Look at these adorable little ones as they get ready to go home for the day!
It turns out the extra boxes became instant entertainment for the Haven boys as they arrived home from school. They helped stuff them into the fire pit and then like a leaf pile in autumn jumped on in.
Well hasn't today been fun! Stay tuned for tomorrow post on Day 4!