Day 2 at Mkhombokati CarePoint is in the books as another success! Each night, the team shares their highlight and their lowlight of the day with each other. Tonight, we thought we would share today’s highlights with you.
Becky – It’s so hard not to be humbled in the presence of what God is doing at Mkhombokati. Today, we painted benches, helped preschoolers color, sang songs, danced dances, took pictures and watched the simple joy of children who have nothing being truly grateful for something as simple as a blanket and a letter from a sponsor. I can’t imagine any child at Mkhombokati complaining of boredom or that they got the wrong color cup. Instead, these kids fight over who gets to sit on my lap and play with my sunglasses. And really, what is more important than offering them our time and attention? I kept thinking of the Proverb that says “train up a child in the way he should go, and he will not soon depart from it.” What Capital is doing here is evident in every face.
Catherine – The highlight and lowlight of today for me was the same moment. I was talking with two girls that were about 13 years old. They both pulled out their name tags and asked me if their “special friend” (sponsor) was here. Neither of their sponsors were here with us, nor had they ever visited Swaziland before. It was incredible to realize that these kids really consider us a significant part of their life. On the other hand, it broke my heart to see the excitement and anticipation on their face in hopes of meeting their “special friend” from the U.S. only to realize they weren’t here. It isn’t feasible for many of us to travel half way across the world to Swaziland. However, sending a simple message to these kids is so easy! I never realized how meaningful it is to these little children to know that someone cares about them — even someone they have never met before.