Due to some circumstances beyond our control, our mission activities for the day were put on hold. So we took things into our own hands and decided to give the cooks the night off. We planned to prepare an American dinner for all of the children and orphanage staff. Almaz was thrilled, so Brian and Chris went shopping with her to buy all of the ingredients.
Here are some random photos from the day:
When Almaz, Brian, and Chris got back from their shopping trip, we got to work. They had purchased the ingredients to make pizza from scratch, lettuce salad with lots of fresh vegetables, melon, fried okra, and ice cream with chocolate syrup, crushed Oreos, nuts, and cherries. What a treat for these kids! Ice cream is expensive here, so is not something that they eat. Chris said that when he told the lady in the coffee/ice cream shop that he wanted 50 scoops of ice cream, her eyes about bulged out of her head! Chris also bought roses for Almaz and all the special mothers, and we had fun passing them out. The ladies were thrilled, and gave us big hugs.