Monday, June 22, 2009

Some Things Don't Change

Sunday was a really full day, so much so that we were too tired to stay up and blog about it, so in a nutshell...
We went to Oasis church in the morning. It was my first time getting to see the house kids since I arrived so I couldn't wait to see all of them. I dont know if they knew I was back in Kitale yet or if i was going to be at church because they looked so surprised. It had already started when everyone got there so we had to save the catching up for afterward.

Stone and Moses

Evans and Pato

It was surreal to be talking to the boys again, but I could tell they had changed, positively, since the last time I had seen them. Some, like Bram and Evans, spoke better English, others it was their personality.

After church we went to the Kitale prison. I have been to the womens prison many times, but never to the mens. Pastor Steve is in the middle of partnering with the prison to help build them a clean water source.
We spent some time with the male prisoners first and then headed over the womens section, but not before Cassie made some little friends.

The cute prison kids...

After the prison we went over to house 2 to have dinner with them and house 1. This is one of those cases where I dont mind saying
Some things never change, they still love to dance and run around and have fun. Which we were happy to take part in. There are a lot of things I miss about living here, but that had to be on the top of the list.
They definitely still love to dance...

One thing I really loved was that they seemed so much closer as a group. It made me so happy to see how they loved and took care of each other so well. And they were so great being friendly and respectful of Cassie and trying to make her feel welcome.

Stone took over the camera for a while and this is what I found...

Cassie helped serve dinner

Can't wait for the next time!