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38 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Walking in Okorosave

We woke up to the most amazing sky the last work day in Okorosave. I could tell this day would be a special one from the start. Knowing this would be the last full day spent in the village saddened my heart but I was also excited to share with the children the story and activities I'd prepared.

Doesn't this sky just look like God is shinning His glory down on the town?
Nothing short of stunning.








The "girl work" on the structure (which didn't include welding and climbing up on shaky scaffolding) was already done so the ladies decided to take a walk through the village to see some of these homes up close. The kids came out of their huts to walk with us, and of course pose for a shot or two.





























Check out this termite mound! These things were everywhere and sometimes up to 10 feet tall! Don't mind my less than fashion-ista attire. Comfort and dress code were the priority. The best surprise was it's too dry to sweat!





While we were strolling through the village this little QT was sent out by his mama wrapped in hand made goods for sale. Now that's good marketing!








Not only did I fall in love with these kids but I also gained a bond with every member of our team that went. Sharing something like this is beyond words. These ladies all became my friends, my 2nd and 3rd moms, and my nurse (when I twisted my ankle and got sick.) Not to discount the men, the kind of giving and selfless men that could handle a group of 9 women for 2 weeks! : )

I will cherish each of them and this experience we shared for the rest of my life.







Are you bored with my Africa pics yet? I hope not because I'm only about 1/2 way through the trip. And I love sharing them. Every time I look through the pics for another post I'm taken back and it does my heart good.

7 comments:

  1. The first photograph is gorgeous Kim, and these little faces truly touch my heart.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. i am never bored with your pics, keep em coming, they are great!

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  3. Wow, this looks like an amazing trip! Your images are so lovely and capture your surroundings so well!

    Thank you for your comment on my post today. Reading it broke my heart a little bit, as I remember too well those same feelings. Sending you strength and hope that you are able to see some of the beautiful moments in the middle this weekend. xoxo

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  4. Not bored at all! Your experience is something special and I am really enjoying viewing your pictures and reading your words.

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  5. Amazing. That sky shot is beautiful, yes, God's glory in it, and NO, not bored.

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  6. Wow, how exciting. I've never had the desire to visit Africa, but have always had he admire of those who did. God bless.

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  7. Powerful images. I love what you did and still waiting for more.

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