|Fernando and me speaking at a school|
|Kevin and Derek signing their autographs|
When we arrived at the second school today, there was a group of kids learning a dance. Brent and I decided to jump in and Charlotte and Derek soon followed. We were decent at it, but the kids were 100 times better. Can you tell how confused we were?
The kids thought it was funny and just laughed at us, especially as we tried to run around one another to get the patterns. It was entertaining to watch I'm sure.
After three school shows and VBS, we were all exhausted. We headed back to MEDA for about an hour to rest and play cards like we always do when we have any free time. Our evenings are normally free, but today we went to a coffee roaster before heading back to church. They showed us how they roast the coffee and package it. It smelled wonderful. I may or may not have bought a ridiculous amount, but at $3.50/lb, I couldn't pass it up. I bought some of the coffee on my last trip and loved it. My roommates will be so happy.
Before feeding us, we played games with everyone. One game was just kids playing. They had to steal shoes from the spectators and put them under their stools. One little girl grabbed both of my sandals before I could react. We had to recite a verse or sing in order to get our shoes back.
They also presented us with gifts the kids had made for us.
Pastor Melvin asked two of us from our group to speak to everyone about what this trip has meant to us. Juan asked if I would speak, so I agreed to do so. I don't get nervous when I speak in front of people, but I really did not know what to say. If you've ever been on any sort of mission trip, you know how it goes. You go to serve and teach and in the end, you are served and taught so much more.