This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not
that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10

Friday, February 11, 2011

First visit to Oasis!

Today I had the opportunity to visit Oasis of Hope for the first time! Oasis is walking distance from our home so we headed over in the morning to spend the day there.  With the high school team in town we were able to accomplish painting the tin roof a beautiful blue color and adding ply wood to several (dilapidated) classroom walls.  Some played soccer and volleyball with the kids, while others of us bathed the street children.  These children rarely have the opportunity to be washed, making this both a humbling and honoring experience-- Humbled by the joy each child expressed simply because clean water was being poured out of a cup onto their dusty skin; Honored to be given the privilege of caring for these precious children.

The day ended with a (hilarious) game of volleyball, which was followed by dinner in the backyard.  Just another wonderful day in Africa :)

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