What an awesome day this was! I awoke this morning at about 6:30 and got ready for the day (even though our room still had no water). We went downstairs and across the courtyard to another building to meet everyone else for breakfast. It was rather interesting trying to figure out what all the different foods were on the buffet; Richard was a little more adventurous than the rest of us. Chris led devotions this morning, and everyone took turns giving their thoughts. We then loaded into the taxi bus and headed to Kisanet Primary School.
Then it was back to work painting 2 more rooms. Several of the kiddos escaped from their teachers over and over again to help us paint, and I was so worried that they would get paint all over their uniforms. Finally, the Ethiopian painter that was helping us tried locking them out, so instead they peered in the windows. Some of them laid on the ground to watch us from under the door, all the while reaching in to touch our feet and yell, "Good morning!" even though it was afternoon!
We brought some soccer balls in our tubs of donations, but had left them at the hotel. The kids were thrilled when we told them that we would bring balls tomorrow...they kept reminding us over and over to bring them. They have no balls here...they play with rocks, which are everywhere! The kids also did some amazing flips for us...they hooked their arms around the bars, kicked off with their feet, and went round and round, faster and faster each time. Then Yohannes tried it and got stuck!