It has been such a joy to share with people about my time in Africa. Last week, I had the chance to share some stories and pictures with a few kids, and they were just soaking it up. A few of them had seen some of the photos the day before and so whenever I’d ask what they thought was happening in a certain photo, they remembered! I was so glad to just see their excitement and know that some of the stories were sticking with them.
One of the things they kept asking about was this little boy. He was a smiley little guy at a YFC orphanage in Burundi. You’ll notice his shoes are mismatched. I didn’t realize until I picked him up that he’s wearing a tennis shoe on one foot because he has a prosthetic leg.
Another thing we talked about is water and how lucky we are to have running water and faucets in our houses.
While I was sharing with the kids, my friend Robin had one of them grab a milk jug from the fridge. The kids took turns trying to carry it on their heads, and we told them to try to imagine carrying something 10 times as heavy. I shared with them that I had seen kids smaller than the girl in this first photo carrying water jugs.