Monday, February 24, 2014

Smiles in Kimini

“ I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in my every prayer for you.” Phil.1: 3-4

There are many smiles in Kimini because of the generosity of numerous friends at home and abroad. We only wish you could be present to share in the happiness your gifts have brought in this small village.

It is commonplace to see shoeless children running over sandy rock-laden paths on their way to school each morning. However, thanks to your caring, youngsters now sport new flip-flops. Even children too young to attend school gaze down at their awesome new footwear. This gives a new meaning to “Happy Feet”!

What little girl does not love putting on a new dress? Giggles filled the air on a recent morning when pillowcase dresses were distributed. Immediately, they turned to each other delighting in the designs and hues of their new “digs”.  Little boys were not left out either. Colorful shorts made the eyes of even serious boys twinkle.  No one could refrain from laughter when a 3 -year boy was handed a pair of shorts and quickly disrobed on the spot.  Pulling on his new Sponge Bob Square Pants shorts he began dancing in perfect African form.

 Word travels quickly in a small village. In no time at all women with babies tied to their backs appeared at our door. We had the privilege of handing out baby clothes, stuffed animals, blankets, caps and pens.

All this is a result of your generosity. Never underestimate the joy your gifts bring!