Saturday, November 14, 2015

Day 5-Moving day, many prayers with tears and a mouse

Saturday, November 14th
Written by Paige Libsack

Where do I begin? Today was such a whirlwind, but an absolutely beautiful whirlwind. We started off the day with our normal routine which included breakfast and Jesus Calling. After that, we began the process of moving the students into their new homes! How exciting! First, we had to get all of the supplies outside by the bus and organize them before loading them up. The students chose to live in 2 different nearby cities, Matasia and Oloolua. We decided to take all of the students who were living in Matasia to their homes first. After moving things into the first house, all of us kind of established specific jobs for ourselves. For example, Andy was the designated light bulb placer, Deanne handled all of the curtains and Hannah and I worked on getting the beds made. Our team worked so well together... It's true, many hands make light work! After each room was finished, mama came in to pray for each student. She also shared a little bit of their stories. It's safe to say there were very few dry eyes in the room. Because of generous Housing Kit donors, each student received an envelope of money to cover their expenses for the first month. Many many hugs were exchanged before we left each home. After finishing at Matasia, we went back to Huruma for a quick lunch. After eating, we hopped back on the bus with the students going to Oloolua! 
It was a full day of moving the students in, but it was by far our favorite day thus far. We came back to Huruma with full hearts. Lina, one of the employees at Huruma, made rice and cabbage for dinner. We also got to celebrate Brittany's birthday! We bought a little cake at the store for her and topped it with Nutella, M&Ms and 18 candles. Chapel and the usual Saturday night dance party followed. The night ended with a lovely surprise in the kitchen. The mouse trap we set up finally went off and the poor mouse was found with Nutella still on his tongue. At least he had a good last supper! Today was simply amazing. God is so good. 

Both of these students transitioned last year and were excited to show us their homes after one year!! 

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