Here is a little video of the children's choir at the church we attend in Lichinga. We thought everyone would like a little taste of church in Africa.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Here is Kallen getting a bath. She loves her baths!
At one point we about 20 kids in our quintal(fenced in area). They all stand outside our gate and watch us all day, but we hung up a hammock and everyone wanted to try it out. We let a few kids in and within a few minutes, we had almost the entire village(of kids) waiting for a turn. We eventually had to send them home, because it was a little bit crazy and I was afraid someone was going to get hurt. Of course everyday after that they all wanted to come in again. It is hard to know how to set limits and boundaries, because if you allow too much freedom, we could really be taken advantage of, but we also want to be friendly. We have decided that Mateus' kids are allowed in at anytime and they can bring over one or two friends if they want, but we can't do the whole village again:)
Here is Traeger playing ball with Rosa, Graca, Linda, Miseria, and a couple other kids. Mateus has 8 children, so there are always plenty of kids to play with.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Here a picture of one of our first views of Malawi. It has so much more infostructure than Mozambique. It is amazing the difference as you cross the boarder, all the streets are paved, houses made of bricks instead of mud and a lot more tin roofs and buildings. The minimum wage in Mozambique is actually higher than Malawi and the cost of living is higher in Mozambique, but because of the war, there is so little infostructure in Mozambique, so Malawi seems so much richer.