VBS Day 3 and Sports Challenge
Trip Start Feb 14, 2011
12Trip End Mar 02, 2011
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Mykelti made a great connection with Gino on the very first day. When Gino received his clothing, he got an outfit for his little sister as well and asked Mykelti to follow him to his house so he could show her. Mykelti quickly grabbed me and I followed with my camera.
We had to walk down a steep embankment to get to his house, which was perched on the side of a hill. He was so proud to show us his little sister. We took pictures and they were so happy
Aggie also dressed Losella's wounds for the third time. They were looking much better!
We met a man named Thomas who is from Switzwerland who was travelling here, and became a Christian here and is now living among the Smokey Mountain people. He runs a school for the children and often gives medical care. Many of us are hoping that through Thomas we will be able to make a bigger difference here. We will have to see where that leads.
On the first day we visited Smokey Mountain Ave was with Dick Devries when they met a woman who shared her story with them. She has three children, the middle son drown in the river 3 years ago when he was 16. The oldest daughter was in school training in the medical field so that she can get a good job and support her family and they just ran out of money to pay for school so she is unable to complete her course
This evening we headed out to a sports challenge hosted by our team in a small "park" in town. There were relay races for the little ones, basketball games, volleyball games, a message by Jamie Shurr, and prizes including a bicycle draw prize.
The team members that ran this event did a fantastic job, throwing their heart and soul into it. It was a great outreach.