Friday, May 13, 2016

Day 1-Huruma Children's Home!

Day 1!!!
Wow waking up Huruma it's just one of the best things ever!! 💗 I received lots of love this morning from these precious kiddos and gave out a lot as well 😉. It's always a privilege to get to worship with them in the morning!

After prayers, myself, Mama Zipporah and my dear friend Susan (who has been living here and doing incredible work for the last year!) took tea and breakfast. We talked about all the wonderful things going on here at the orphanage and school. Then we planned out our week and that always gives me a ton of excitement! Huruma has a small curio shop where they have sold Kenyan jewelry and purses to visitors. It has been closed for sometime, so while I am here we will be cleaning and renovating it for the students to put their very own projects for sale in the shop!! This will include the sewing projects I will be teaching them next week. The projects include an apron, purse and baby sets (bib, burp cloth and Blankie). They hope to keep this shop full of handmade items to raise money for their home. I'm excited to soon see some of their work on display!!
It was also exciting to see some of our Transition Students from last November on campus. Many of them are working at Huruma and living life well on their own!! Pictured is Evans, who is now running a snack shop on campus. This opportunity is incredible for him to learn business skills and also benefit the children at the home.

I left mid morning to head out to Nairobi with Mama and Susan. We purchased all of the materials that will be needed for sewing. I have now learned to buy our supplies solely in Kenya. It stimulates their economy and they have beautiful Kenyan fabrics. We have even designed a new Kenyan Leigh's Blankie!! It's beautiful and I can't wait to share pictures of it with you!
We all had a wonderful late lunch and topped off the day with a dance party--It was definitely a GREAT day!!! Keep the prayers coming!
 Much love, Andra

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