Monday, September 30, 2013

“Children see magic because they look for it.” ― Christopher Moore

Our Australian mission team will only be here one more day.  Wednesday, they leave at 6:00 A.M. to head off on a safari through the Serengeti National Park.   They have had a wonderful time here and have accomplished much in the way of building a carpenter shop where Matt can teach carpentry as a vocation to the young men in the area.  We had six with us originally, but two more joined us last night.  I have breakfast with them every morning before they leave for work.  They don't come back till late, so it is only at breakfast that I get to visit with them.  One of the things they like the best about our mission is the preschool.  The kids get here so early, they get to play with our visitors before they leave for their mission work.  The other day, I saw two kids holding hands with the mission team members taking them up to show them their school.  This morning they were here very early and did most of their talking through the fence.  They shout, "Good morning to you, sir!" with much gusto, and then "How are you today?" in English, loving to show off.  Our guests have lost their hearts to them as we have seen many times before.  The hardest thing about coming to Tanzania is leaving, and we have already heard that from more than one member of the group.  We will miss them when they leave and will be praying for a safe trip home and another visit sometime in the future.  It's hard to stay away when you can do so much to help a people who are so very grateful.
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