Lazy morning preparing our games and materials at the lodge got us prepared for a wild afternoon at our Fair in Pandamatenga. In simple terms:
- Finding the children
- Coming from all directions
- 200 kids playing games and enjoying the activities
- 20 adults in sessions with Project Humanity on the risks associated with alcohol
- Games go on – kids keep them going – in the mud (go Yuki!)
- Quick decisions as lightning a few miles away.
- Load the vans, send the children – meet at the filing station just down the road
- Pouring rain
- Gather on the covered porch of the filling station – 200 kids and all the Ambassadors
- Singing, handing out colorful bracelets
- The rain subsides
- Playing circle games while waiting for food – Chugga Chugga Clara!!!
- Hot dogs arrive – setup makeshift distribution line
- I get to hold every child’s hand as we lead them to the food and feed 200
- Enough hot dogs for one more – start the line again Clara!!! Chugga Chugga
I know that was short and simple, but I can’t begin to put into words how amazing this experience was. The crew was wet and muddy, but they fed a village and turned the sunshine on in the sky and in the hearts of all these children. I’m going to sleep tonight with much on my mind – trying to absorb it all. One picture for the moment. More later.