Today, we had a big celebration for school vacation or holiday. This is winter for them....and although I've experienced some cold in my day....it's sooooo windy and quite cold for my blood.
All of the kids got together and we ate SPICY HOT chicken and rice, sang songs, played games, gave encouraging speeches and just really enjoyed each other.
After that, I headed to the girls cottage where they gave me a lesson on Zulu Culture. Specifically how to balance a 5 gallon jug of water on your head while walking.
D-I-F-F-I-C-U-L-T! No....really,I felt like my head was going to cave in. But it was great. I had girls 11 and 12 doing better than I was. Embarrassing...so I gave it another try...but I had to hold it.
I enjoy spending time with the kids. It's great. They have questions about life in America are genuinely interested in how we do things. What we like? Do we do the same things they do?, etc. I listen to music on my MP3 player, but I don't bring it out, so the kids and other people won't know I have it, but when they wanted to hear Gospel and Christian Worship music, I made sure I downloaded the songs to a computer and created a CD. They were so Grateful and speechless. Sure, they have Chris Brown and know ALL of his lyrics, but to hear Kirk Franklin or Donnie McClurkin is like "WOW....." I had so many Thank you soo much Krystle, You are awesome Krystle. It seriously brought tears to my eyes. The fact that kids this age are enamored with God and want to know "what's right?" and to want to live a life pleasing to God has opened my eyes. There is a bit of conflict with their Zulu culture and some practices that some would consider witchcraft or fortune telling, but they see this and they try their hardest to be good Christians. When I say these kids are amazing....they are!