Nikki and I got up early and met Lillian (Mrs. Pastors) at the MIA General Store. We were given a list of families that had been identified to receive packs. We sat together and put together and measured the flour, sugar and ugali (maize). It was so nice to do some good work for others. Packing we reflected on the great Christmas dinners that we had and also how lucky we are to have most of the things that we were packing for families in need.
Ugali all measured out ready to go in the hampers
The sugar and all the laundry soap ready – Lillian (Mrs. Pastor)
Family packs on the way to being ready
Me, Nikki, Lillian putting some last touches in the packs
The pack included: sugar, ugali (maize), flour, rice, cooking fat, cordial, matches, candles, laundry soap, sweets for the kids with biscuits, salt and tea.
The last things we have to do is put the toys and the clothes. If the family has a small child we will add a baby pack, if they need a hygiene pack we give them on of those.
After packing we wondered back to our mud hut and spoke about if my computer would play DVD’s. Nikki and I got some DVD’s in Mombasa. We came back to the mud hut and gave it a go and yeah it worked! The story gets better … the other night I saw Mary making popcorn in a pot with oil, so I thought why not. Nikki found some popping corn in the cupboard and I went and got some oil. We watched the movie and Nikki reminded me that we are here to live the opportunities we have right now.
Popcorn – who needs a popcorn machine!
Nikki and I set up with the laptop and a DVD – we watched the afternoon away!
After movie it was a typical night of dinner routine, worship, getting kids ready for bed and then dinner for us upstairs. Nikki and I were able to eat tonight – yay – we had spinach on toast! Yum!
Now we too are off to bed.