It was a wonderful experience for all of us and we thank God for leading our friends by faith to come to our school. Having met on facebook as Erick and I search for volunteers and sponsors for our girls, we finally met Dineke and the Milfs after being friends on facebook for close to a year now. In a world full of con-men posing as pastors and unscrupulous individuals claiming to support children, orphanages and schools in Africa, it was difficult for our friends to believe that we were genuine and serving our community with integrity like we said we do. God is faithful and we are grateful to Him for connecting us with special people who despite all these scary stories about Africa believed in us and gave us the chance to develop a relationship with them that finally culminated in their visiting our school and seeing firsthand what we do transforming the lives of children and women in our community
The Milfs left last week having enjoyed working with our teachers and girls. They attended our classes and assisted the teachers in drawing with the kids, decorating classrooms with charts, advising teachers on child-centered approaches to learning and also shared the gospel in our church. Jon also had fun playing soccer with the girls as Jennifer gave the girls bracelets her class made and showed the girls how to make air bubbles.
They also enjoyed a brief safari to Ruma National Park and Kisumu Impala Sanctuary where they saw some of our wild animals and also got a rear opportunity to pet a cheetah. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for our friends who came to help us love on and transform the lives of the girls living in poverty in Obunga slum and ended up transforming their lives as well. It is our hope that they were touched by the warm hearts and kindness of the Kenyan people, and through this volunteer experience; they got a chance to give back to the world in a meaningful way.
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