The Orphanage and some R&R In Rosarita Beach
Trip Start Jun 28, 2011
5Trip End Jul 02, 2011
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I held some of the babies and fed them too
After giving the babies attention, it was time to go over to another building where the older kids stay. The skit about David we had prepared for the kids went perfect. The kids were so interested and participated with enthusiasm. After the skit, we had arts and crafts. Wow, these kids are so sweet. It takes everything in your power to keep from taking two or three of them home. One of the arts and crafts we had them do was a heart. One little boy put a beard on his heart/face and showed it to Kaptain. He was proud of the likeness. The room was filled with laughter as the kids enjoyed the arts and crafts, the balloons, the face painting and the fingernail painting. Some of the kids are sad, though, and it breaks your heart. A couple of times I had to go outside, turn my back on everyone and shed a few tears.
When we were ready to go, another little girl touched me. I waved goodbye and said "adios" to everyone on the playground and a little girl (not one I had talked to or played with inside) came up to me and just hugged me and held me
We left the orphanage and went to a Mexican (surprise) restaurant in Rosarita Beach for lunch. Then we had a little time to go site seeing, do a little shopping, enjoy a little R&R. We went to the beach and before we knew it, about ten other people from our church were sitting with us. It was a beautiful day and gave us time to relax together.
We headed back to the Baja YWAM facility. We need to pack because we are leaving for home early in the morning.
After our brief stop at the Baja YWAM facility we climbed back in the vans and headed to a party. There is an American couple that live in Tijuana and they open up their house every Friday to treat the YWAM volunteers. We were so blessed they included us. They had food and Wii games. It was a fun evening which included adults and kids.
Reflection of the day: It really feels good to give some love and affection to the kids at the orphanage. Most of the children are happy and some have a very sad story. It really felt good to be able to do something for those in need. Just giving our time and love, I'm sure made a difference. It is also a good feeling to be with the YWAM people that are so giving, unselfish and a pleasure to be with.