Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mission Trip: One Of The Best Thing About The Trip

We packed some things which we felt would be useful to the Palong village people. - clothes, mosquito netting, toys and etc.

We packed almost 50 pcs of Hotwheel cars, intending to give the children. Other than the toy cars, we purchased some sweets, chocolates, biscuits, etc. at the local stores. The children and I couldn't wait to see the expression on the children's faces when they receive the gifts. It's always exciting to see the joy on those small little faces.

Joel giving away the Hotwheel cars

The young children crowding around Joel and Ethaniel

Even the girl is enjoying the car

The little boy racing with his cars

The Palong village has a Hostel which is located 20 minutes from the village. The Hostel is within walking distance of their school. There are about 15 children, boys and girls, ranging from 7 to 14 yeras old. We will be going there later.

At the Hostel, Hadasah cooked a delicious dinner and after that, we were excited to be able to distribute some toys for the girls and the Hotwheel cars to the boys.

According to Hadasah, during the night, the boys were still playing with the toy cars and was having difficult sleeping because of the excitement. They were "driving" their cars on the bamboo floor - which makes a lot of noise. So Hadasah threatened to take away their toys. So, they slept in a jiffy!

The next day when they came back from school, without even taking their shower, they busied themselves playing the toy cars!

Joel and Ethaniel giving away toys to both the girls and boys

Everyone happy to receive their toys

The children and I were so glad that what we brought to these children were totally enjoyed. Oooo... such a satisfying feeling....

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Corinne Jansz said...

The Palong children are so sweet. Sometimes the simplest things in life can make one very happy.

How I wish we were ALL like that!

gabby said...

Your children are very privileged to have had such opportunity to help others like that. I'm sure they'll have a gigantic heart when they're all grown up someday:)