Just a half hour ago, our team bid a tearful farewell to the children, teachers, and various staff members of Ray of Hope – but not before spending a lifetime-memorable day with them.
We took the children to an animal orphanage, which is much like a zoo, except all the animals were rescued, rather than purchased to fulfill the vision for an exhibit. We continued on to the park where we took the children last year. This time, we played soccer (“football” in Africa) with the children, rather than “Kill the Lion,” which we played last year. The children had a wonderful time, and at one point, I was in a passing circle with my two sponsor children, unable to imagine how I could feel more blessed. It was a challenge to avoid passing the ball only to the two of them, but I think I came out fine.