Frowns to Smiles

Generations at Risk sponsored orphans (standing) at Almanah Rescue Mission

Generations at Risk sponsored orphans (standing) at Almanah Rescue Mission

The faces of orphans did a complete 180 degrees when we played Simon Says and Went on a Bear Hunt with them , and told the Monkey/ Spider story.

 

I think that they were expecting to be bored and lectured to. There were smiles and laughter again in the room and it was a wonderful thing.

Looking at the number of faces in this room did not make me smile. There were well over 100 orphans ranging in age from 3 to 23. In Nigeria you are considered an orphan until you are married. The leader of the group asked for many things, not one thing on their list was very expensive and all of it was necessity items for a group of this size and age spread. There were quite a few that stood when asked if they were supported by MCC.

I wanted to give them more than what I had today. I thought about what I could do when I get home. I can’t send anything here. The cost of shipping items is nothing compared to what the recipient is asked to pay at the dock. The only reasonable thing to do is to support an Orphan through MCC or send money to Almanah Rescue Misson through MCC.

Sarah Sprunger 11/15/08

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