hearing birds chirping when i wake up, sleeping in, walking barefoot in the sand, playing with children all day long, watching the most beautiful sunsets, eating my mom’s food, speaking my native language, watching brazilian soccer games with my dad, going to sleep under the most starry night sky.. yep, i’m home.
lately i keep catching myself thinking “how did God bless me so much?” i’m able to go to college, work, and have incredible friends in California, and on top of that i get to spend the summer home with my family in Mozambique. i am so thankful.
so many exciting things have happened in the past 2 and a half weeks that i’ve been back ! June 1st we celebrated children’s day with about 1000 kids at our church. all of the different classes from the school had prepared something to perform including songs, dances, and sharing Bible verses. those kids love having the spotlight, and they definitely know how to work it! some of the youth (including me) and workers of the church all dressed up in crazy costumes to entertain the kids. i fully embraced being a clown and was able to get lots of laughs from the kids – especially with my Miranda Sings dance moves. if you don’t know who i’m talking about.. please watch this (ps. your life is about to change)
anyway, after the festivities we sent the kids off with a small toy and some candy. it was a beautiful celebration 🙂
the next Saturday we celebrated the same holiday with the children of the island of Katembe. click here to watch a video of my sister explaining a bit more about the outreach ministry.
i absolutely love going to Katembe. the children are so hungry for Jesus and it’s such an honor to be able to love on them.
sorry for the extensive post.. i have a slight passion for photos and for these precious faces.
thanks so much for reading and i hope you are having an equally amazing summer so far:)