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Kenya 2009 - Day 2 at Brackenhurst

Saturday was a wonderful day here in Brackenhurst. A beautiful morning greeted us as we woke early to meet the children for breakfast. After breakfast (which was very good), we began our daily program with some songs and discussion. The BCC in-country staff really does a fine job of getting the kids focused and prepared for the VBS lessons of the day. On Saturday, we discussed thankfulness and the fact that God gives us the power to be thankful. And, even though these children may seem to our eyes to have very little to be thankful for, with some discussion we all identified things for which to give thanks. Many of the children in my group were thankful for their school, their pastor, their sponsors (foster family) and their friends. It was a lot of fun to spend time with the kids talking about being thankful and doing some craft projects to express their thankfulness.

Our time after lunch was spent simply playing, visiting and enjoying the Brackenhurst grass. We played tag, soccer (always soccer), swung on the swing sets and teetered on the teeter totters. We also took a trip to the nearby tea fields, always a highlight of the visit to Brackenhurst. Mainly, though, we simply spent time getting to know one another or catching up on things. The afternoons, with the freedom to just spend time with the kids, is by far my favorite time.

After dinner we played some crazy games all together, then headed off to bed. All in all, today was an amazing day, full of blessings and fun with the kids. For the most part, this will be our schedule for the rest of our time at Brackenhurst. In future posts I'll try to not bore you by repeating the same thing over and over, but will look for ways to bring our experience to life by focusing on the stories and little moments that make such trips so memorable.

How about some photos of the kids:



Reader Comments (1)

Thanks for posting the photos of the beautiful children.
They are incredible!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteryuriko
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