Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 2 at Orphanage

Today was a super busy day. Some of the children were asking to have their nails painted yesterday, and didn't forget this morning that we had promised to bring some today. We painted rainbows of colors on many kids. Some of the kids whom never seem to be able to sit still amazed us with how they could patiently sit. Then several of us were dragged, I mean led around the grounds by excited children! They were all on their best behavior as we walked around gardens and a pond, ending at some swings.  While we were doing this, many of the group were hanging out with the crib bound children upstairs. Quite a party was going on!

The children enjoyed painting Cherry Blossom pictures using soda bottles, followed by making jelly-fish out of yarn and cups. The walls and windows are decorated with them, thanks to sweet Jing!

Dinner tonight with the vice-mayor did not disappoint. It was held in an amazing hotel with a beautiful view of the river, and of course, full of formalities. We did struggle with the fact that we had just came from the orphanage, but know that our time spent with the people there can be used for good and to further our cause.

Lastly, we went to a small study at church.  Singing Amazing Grace along with them is always one of the highlights of the trip.  I still get goose bumps....

Tomorrow morning will be a trip to the park, so time to get some rest.

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