Saturday, February 28, 2009

Steve is Home

Steve got home on Friday night (almost Saturday morning)...his plane landed just before midnight! It was so good to see him. I first noticed how tan he was, then I noticed that he lost weight...8 lbs in less than 2 weeks. Not a bad diet plan. :)

He had a wonderful time. We talked until 2:30 in the morning and then slept for 4 hours, then talked for another 4 hours about his trip before going to Salt Lake to pick up our girls at Grandma's and Grandpa's.

Here are some pictures from his trip.

This is Steve's first look at Lilly. Several kids swarmed the car when they pulled up. Lilly is on the right (in gingham).

This is Lilly with her mother, Ruth.

And here she is with her Grandmother.

A couple more cute pictures of her. She tried on Steve's glasses. Steve told her, "Now you look like the teacher" to which she giggled.

We got a really good deal from Maceys on pop rocks, so Steve took 100 bags to share with the children. He said it was fun to watch them eat it. Their favorite way to eat it was to dump it into water, watch it pop, then drink the "juice". Here is a picture of Samuel and Kobi eating them. He said they were popping all over their cheeks and hands, but they loved them!!!

These are some of the children at Luckyhill. They liked having their pictures taken.

They are adding on to the school right now. They have the second level on this building and now need the roof.

The school has 2 huge storage tanks for water. Good thing too, since sometimes the water shuts off and there is no running water. They went for 2 or 3 days without running water while Steve was there. People from the community would come to the school to get water from the storage tanks. The people in Ghana carry things on their head. He said this girl was probably only 16, but she has about 5 gallons of water on her head!

This is where Steve went to church on Sunday. The church is near the Liberian refugee camp.


Lois said...

I had such a great visit with Steve yesterday. An answer to my prayers, our hearts are together on the love for the kids at Lucky Hill! Can't wait for your turn Narda!

Melissa said...

amazing! what a different world this will be for her! I cant wait to see her in person!