so i just wrote like a really long blog, and then i deleted it on accident!!! so I'm sorry if this one isn't very good!
i arrived in Zambia at 6:30 this morning, it was a really long flight, and i watched way too many great movies, and didn't get nearly enough sleep!!when i arrived at Linda's house she informed us that she runs a preschool three days a week in her home, and that the kids would arrive at 8. so i got to hang out with 6 or 7 African children, and made a great friend with this 3 year old Catherine! all the children were so cute! then at 11:30 when they all left my mom and i had a chance to take a short nap! then we were off to see the chikumbuso school!
when we arrived i was amazed at how big it was! instead of it just being one building like i thought there was at least 3. the classrooms were basic but perfect. i was overwhelmed when we walked into the first class( which by the way the students are supposed to be on vacation, but they all are going to school so they can meet us. Its pretty awesome!)and all the students stood up and sang to me and my mom. and it wasn't just this class that did it, every class room we entered greeted us this way. all the students were so sweet and i cant wait to spend more time with them. My mom and i gave all the students that were there a friendship bracelet and a message written on a eagle, sent from the voluntown school. It was so cute how the students would show their friends, and then all of a sudden you would see a few orphans shyly sticking their heads around the corner, looking to see if i had one for them. all the students were so polite saying thank you for everything i gave them. they don't even know the extent of what we brought for them. i am most excited to give them the chocolate. Linda said that most of the students have never tasted chocolate before because its so expensive. i cant wait to take pictures of them enjoying one of my favorite foods in the whole world.
tomorrow there is going to be a party for us at the school, and i cant wait. i think the students are going to be singing and dancing , Linda was trying to keep it a secret so i cant wait to See what is going to happen tomorrow.
i met the little girl today who i have a picture of on my wall! she is so beautiful, she was so shy when i asked to take a picture with her. i think she is 6 years old, and she is in kindergarten. my mom and i are going to sponsor her, however we have to wait until we get back and go through the Church.
I'm trying to remember what else i wrote in my deleted blog?...umm if you guys go to the taste of Africa thing at voluntown tonight, you will see pictures we took with the widows and orphans today. we sent them to Nancy and she is going to put them in the power point.
I'm having an awesome time! cant wait to hear from you guys
(sorry about the spelling, i don't want to mess with it because that's what messed me up before)