Friday, March 19, 2010

A Mustard Seed

Posted by: Andrea Bonorandi and Devyn Horsley

Wow, I don't even know where to start. Today was amazing. Right now, we are all winding down and relaxing in our rooms listening to the rain outside J. The day started off with Mrs. B waking up the floor with the beloved Japanese alarm clock. We had breakfast, which consisted of cornflakes, toast, and fresh papaya. Then we set off to go to MetroWest Caribbean Christian School. We sang and played with the kids. We also did face painting, played some soccer, and made balloon animals. The kids were truly a joy to be with, and they were SO happy to play with us. Afterwards, we headed to the Mustard Seed Orphanage for mentally disabled children. It was truly an eye-opening experience for all of us, and made us all very thankful for our health. Many of us were brought to tears by the condition of the kids. The workers were thankful for the socks, personal hygiene items, and the gifts we were able to bring to them. We then returned to MetroWest for the second school session, which included younger kids (K5 - 2nd grade). The kids had nonstop energy! We then practiced our bargaining skills at the market, and we all did pretty well for our first time. By the end of the day we were exhausted, but it was truly what we would consider a "perfect" mission day. Tomorrow is going to be a fun day at the falls, so keep up with our posts to find out what happens next!