If a picture is really worth a thousand words, then maybe these photos will buy me some time to write the rest of my reports.
This is a young (maybe 8 years old) girl who is babysitting for a young infant. The child is tied to her back in the traditional way, with a blanket. When you see women walking toward you who are carrying a baby all you will see is the baby feet sticking out at her sides!
The Phoenix brand bicycle is everywhere and is definitely the preferred bicycle. This is taken at the side of the Yei EPC church. Houses are in the distance.
All set for bathing! Wash hair first, then wash clothes in that water, then wash dirt off feet. Dirty water then goes in the 55 gallon drum beside the toilet for flushing.
This is Coury and Jesse distributing disposable cameras to children at the Nehemiah School. At the end of the trip all 30 cameras were returned. We can’t wait to see what these photographers took pictures of!
This drum (about 2 feet in diameter) was used for worship on Sunday, but during the week it was our timekeeper for our Teacher Workshop. The sound of the drum indicated breakfast, tea, lunch, or whenever we were late getting back to task!
This is the MAF plane coming in to land at the Yei airstrip to take us home.
As we left Yei, another team arrived! I had been in touch with Erica (in the middle, me on left, Anna on right) before we came to Yei. She will also be working with training local teachers. It was great to get a few moments to exchange info and encouragement!
This is a view of rural villages as we flew out of Sudan (from the MAF airplane).
Mountains seem to rise out of nothing as we leave New Sudan.
Our MAF pilot took us down low to fly over these amazing falls (Murchison Falls) in Uganda. We also were able to see giraffes and herds of various animals. He was hoping we’d see an elephant, but we didn’t.