Two Steps Forward; One Back

The pictures have been so wonderful … I was heart sick today to discover that some of the kids had accidentally deleted some of their best work. Those images are gone forever. I assumed, if we locked the pictures, they would be safe… but apparently, not. Nothing to be done, but to go forward. We started uploading the picks to a laptop today… we still have 3 days to go, so perhaps we’ll capture some other unique images.

The kids are learning more about the settings of the cameras. Some are taking the lessons to heart and we are seeing less and less pics with over-exposed ‘white’ areas. Good for them! Some of the kids are so beautiful and when the kids capture each other in the photos, it’s an awesome feeling. There is much love here between the kids.

Mike is busy videotaping everything he can. He’s running out of tape and hopes to grab more in Lusaka on Saturday.

In addition to our picture duties, Irm is running a skit on Saturday morning with 12 of the older girls on the Parable of the 10 Virgins. They are quite enthusiastic!

There are so many unique personalities among the older children. Some are very defensive and some are totally transparent and accepting of anything offered. It’s tiring to keep adapting to their personalities and needs. As “guests” who don’t interact with the kids on a daily basis, we always feel like we’re walking a fine line.

Last night we had our first huge thunderstorm. We’re pretty sure that means the rainy season is about to start… which will mean rain everyday… but supposedly, not all day. Last year it was the worst year for flooding… we hope it won’t repeat that feat this year as the entire Children’s Home property became an island and without a boat, they could not even get to town for food.

More later. Thanks for checking in.


~ by Irm Brown on November 5, 2007.

2 Responses to “Two Steps Forward; One Back”

  1. Praying a lot. Can’t wait to see the pictures. Blessings to all of you.


  2. We are praying for your safe journey. You are making a difference that we may never know. God be with you both.

    Jennings family

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