On my last Africa post, I talked about what Jennifer, Corey and myself did the 3 full days we were at the orphanage. This post I want to share what the boys on our trip did for those 3 days.
There jobs were to build relationships with the men that help out at the orphanage and to help them with some of the manual labor, like collecting fire wood, pulling up tree stumps, fetching water, etc...
Then in the afternoons, when the kids got out of school, the boys got to spend a couple of hours playing with them, which was SO fun to watch!!
They taught them Duck, Duck Goose! Our boys really had a challenge because those kids are QUICK! It was very entertaining to watch how quickly our boys would get caught.
Here's a video that shows how fast and fun they are.
Duck Duck Goose from Janelle on Vimeo.
My sweet hubby running as quickly as he could.
One of the things we loved so much was when the orphans would sing to us, especially this one song in particular called You Are Welcome. It was their welcoming us to their orphanage song when we first arrived a few days prior to this. So our boys would randomly start singing the song and then all the precious orphans would start singing.
This video is of one of the random times when our boys got them to start singing and my husband, who is hilarious, could always get some good laughs out of the kids by being silly. You'll see.
Sudan | Heath dancing and singing with the Orphans! from Janelle on Vimeo.
Next Africa post I will dedicate completely to the water fetching. Y'all, it really is mind blowing to see what they have to do to get water. It was probably what impacted me the most on the trip.