We have had a very good day today, made new friends and got a new pet! (I know, just what we need). We told our neighbor about finding the hedgehog the other night, and then hunting for more the next night, and he said he had a whole family living in the house they were building. I said “Hey, I will make you cookies if you bring me a baby” So, low and behold, at 7:30 am this morning, he is at our door with this tiny Napupu! She is so cute, and already very comfortable with us. We fed her two crickets and a HUGE moth and she gobbled them up! Everything I’ve read says don’t expect them to eat for the first few days, or uncurl and she has already done both. So we will see if we can keep her alive and happy, Christian is going to have to construct some kind of cage, we’ve told Raelee she can’t sleep with it! lol
We went to visit a couple from Canada that have a school, they live outside of town and have been out of the country raising money for the past six months.. We have heard so much about them, I was a little intimidated! But they are so great, I can already tell we will be great friends. We got to see their guy who is over the school again, he has visited us a couple of times and given us much needed encouragement, comfort and advice. Bakali drove us, and apparently had fun with my camera while he was bored in the truck waiting on us! He also got to visit with his sons for a minute. They both board here, so they haven’t been together for a couple months. I asked why they wouldn’t smile, and Bakali said it was because they knew he would be leaving them. Then he and Raelee had fun with soccer balls on their heads! All in all we had a really good day!
An update on the kids that lost their mother. They are getting more and more comfortable with me, all but the baby, and I pray that they will let us tend to their feet. The girl, who is just 12, missed school today because she didn’t have the 1,000 shillings for exams. (That isn’t even .50 USD). I gave her food, bananas, papayas and the money for exams. A lady came by the other day with a woven mat for sale and I bought it for about $3 and gave it to the girl for their floor. I had an interpreter today, so I asked if their father had been around at all, and she said he has come late at night, after they are in bed, and leaves early in the morning. He doesn’t even ask if they have food or if they are okay. It breaks my heart, and makes me mad all at the same time. I have decided that I will go to their home everyday to make sure he is not eating or taking the food we give them. I have no problem feeding them and helping to take care of them, but will have to figure out another solution if he is involved. Please pray for these children, I told her I am so happy that she is going to school, that she is doing a great thing by getting an education while taking care of her brothers.