Our team split up for the afternoon to get some different errands done. Some of the group went to buy rice, flour, sugar, salt, beans and cooking fat for the students food kits. They also ordered cribs, a changing table and a rocking chair for the new nursery! The people making the rocking chairs weren't quite sure what a rocking chair was, so Andra sketched up a drawing of one to help the man out.
The other half of the group went to pick up all of the beds for the student's houses. Picture this... A bus half-filled with people AND 12 twin sized beds adjusted like Tetris blocks in the back of the bus. 9 of the mattresses were stacked on top of the bus held down by some small twine. After loading up the mattresses, we waited for a herd of cattle to finish crossing the road before we could back out of the shop. Only in Kenya...
We dropped off the mattresses to our anxiously awaiting students and headed back to Huruma for lunch.
Some of us jet-lagged wimps took a nap, and the others went out and played with the kids. We were served a delicious spaghetti dinner before heading off to prayers. We jammed out to Christmas music once again, and hugged on the sweet kids before heading off to bed. It POURED rain all night long...a perfect ending to our gorgeous day! Today went by quick, but it was so exciting getting a clear vision of what we will accomplish during this trip.
Written by our awesome team blogger, Paige Libsack