Friday, January 25, 2008

a playground!!!

Emma will show you where we are going to be spending a lot of our free time soon.

Yes, we are getting a playground. There is a Wycliff volunteer team here for three weeks building an amazing place for our kids. It has been so fun watching it go up piece by piece and trying to imagine what it will look like. Even since I took these pictures a couple days ago things have changed. I know they have a ways to go, but already we are just in awe. I guess when it has been almost 2 years since our kids had such a place to play, you forget what they look like.

This platform and the other one will have a bridge connecting them, and then we have heard rumors of spider webs, and climbing walls, slides, swings, etc. etc. How special our kids feel to know that 5 people have taken off time from their busy lives to come and invest in something just so they can have fun. I think it communicates to them that they matter. That yes, the unreached are why we are here but they are high on our list of priorities. One of our Portuguese students (Eric Pfister from Germany ) has been welding for almost a week and a half straight. What a blessing that the language school was closed until next week and he could volunteer.

The kids have had to practice a lot of patience this week when they were told they couldn't play on the half built stucture the rest of the week as they were painting everything ( Again, something that took us by surprise, it would be functional and pretty?) Then they had wait even longer as it has rained a ton this week. But maybe one more week and they will have a park to call their own.

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