Wednesday, September 3, 2008
what do choking, gardens, and kettles have in common?
Today we did our teaching with all of the mentors who live at the homes with the kids. Ellen gave a little bible lesson on what god says about the body and keeping it well and then I taught about clean water, handwashing, and choking. Choking turned into me giving ellen fake CPR when they kept asking... what would we do next? It was pretty hilarious. They loved all of it and asked so many questions. We didn't get through nutrition or first aid, so we are going to teach another day. Then, we went to the market and bought seeds and organic bug repellent for the gardens. We are working on the Makarere home on friday and the mengo home on saturday. One of the mentors Florence, who is just a heart of gold, came up to us after the meeting and said that her home, the mengo home is going to make their garden a community service project and give extra to the other homes and to their neighbors each month. I thought that was a beautiful picture of generosity. Ellen and I also picked up five large kettles to make boiling water more convient for all of the homes. We had our taxi driver go bargain for the price while we hid our white faces under the window. It was pretty funny.