Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kids Club - going strong!

Kids Club began at New Day in October 2012 - three years and three months ago. I find that each week, it is something that I look forward to, and I would even venture to say that it is my favorite thing we do at New Day. To see these hungry kids walk to New day from all around us to grab a ball, pick up a jump rope, or more often than not, just to sit and stare at us...and then to get to teach them songs about the Bible and share Bible stories with them...and then to get to give them more food in one sitting than they would get in 3 days at their homes...it is just incredible to watch. Here are a few pics from last week's Kids Club!

Agness being her cute self!

So sweet :)

Blu brought the "boom box" so the kids could dance.

Cambree & Laurie helping out with the little ones

Stanley taking a nap on one of his big sisters!

Cason loves Agness and always puts her in his lap :)

Me helping Mama Tembo carry some nshima scraps to the chickens

Time to eat!

Gertrude showing her moves!

This little girl knew exactly what to do when she saw the camera!

Glory & LuLu dancing to "Lean on Me"

Ingrid, Brian's daughter, one of the newest members of the New Day family!

Mama Tembo getting ready for the Bible story on Moses

And some other random pictures...here is Aunt Staci getting ready to go to women's Bible study (held at New Day every Thursday)

Blu teaching Laurie Berkner songs to our Pre-K and Kindergarten Music class!

Cambree & Laurie - these two are always together! They were so excited for their trip into town on Saturday! Cambree spent the whole day with Laurie & Teacher Hildah and Aunt Miriam - she said they walked and walked and walked! I asked her what people thought of her walking through town with them, and she said, "I got 4 free fish just because I'm a white man!!" ;)

Ready for a new week at New Day!

1 comment:

azigintheroad said...

Hi,

I got your name and link to New Day Orphanage from my sister-in-law Sherry (Blu's Cousin in Texas). My husband, myself and our two daughters are heading to South Africa in a few weeks to stay for a month. We wish we were heading to Zambia to see the children of New Day in person as well as the great work you are doing. I was wondering if you have any contacts in South Africa that may need supplies while we are there. We would love to help in person some way.

Also, my daughters and I have been listening to an audiobook called, "I Will Always Write Back" about a pair of pen pals from America and Zimbabwe. It has been a great way to learn a little bit about what life can be like in Africa. As we continue to listen, the girls have asked if there was any way they could write to some children in Africa. I was wondering if this is something that the New Day Orphanage has done or would consider doing?

Thank you!
Shelly