We took some time this morning for the kids to journal and write down their thoughts and impressions of Africa. Hope they bless you and give some perspective through their eyes. They have been amazing!
Africa is great! I haven’t had much down time because we’ve constantly been at confrences and crusades. For Jo Jo’s Birthday tommorow we are all going on a safari in Tanzania. I’m so excited! Consequently Pastor Andrew Mukasa is going to have to wake up around 4:00am so we can arrive on the safari grounds at 7:00-8:00 when the animals are up and hunting ( I speak chiefly about Lions when I say hunting). I’ve noticed how some words in Swahili are like Spanish and meen two ENTIRELY different things! I can’t wait to see a Lion demolish a animal. African population is 55% African, 40% Arab, 2% Chinese, 2% Europeans, and last but not least 1% American ( this is just an educated guess). Everywhere you turn you glance mouth watering Mangos and Oranges Plums and Bannanas for only 500-1,000 Tsh each! That’s about 20-40 cents! Dar Es Salaam is just like Honduras. The people are so friendly and love to say welcome. To sum it all up in one word it would be: AWESOME!
People sell the fruit from their bikes:
I am in Africa this week. It gets to about 85 to 90 degrees from 12 to 1p.m. we are exactly 8hr ahead of the United states. today we ate at Lebanese restaurant. After that we went back to the hotel with paster Andrew Mukasa and paster Luvanda. Later we went and walked outside and looked around. Tomorrow we are going on a safari. I really want to see a zebra! We have been seeing lots of cool and spiritual things while we have been here. Our hotel has a great view. So we can see the ocean from our room! It also smells different here conparedto the USA. We ate an African meal the other day.It was really good. We will also be spending Josiah b-day here. Africa is a really fun place to go.
Today I want to tell you about the time in Africa! We are in a hotel that looks out into the Indian Ocean. There is a church in front of our window. We are going on a safari tomorrow. You have no privacy in the bathroom. Actually, the bathrooms are a square buidling with one hole in the corner. It is very disgusting. Tomorrow is my birthday. Also we walked around Dar es Salaam. People will do anything to get your attention and I mean anything. This man walked with us to our hotel. We had to say please go away. You have to be very rude but very kind.
So, there you have it- a snapshot of the kids’ view of Africa from their journals. Wanted to share these and hope they bless you and make you smile! We are so proud of them!