The Hlanganani children had permanent smiles on their faces as they rode on the bumper cars and then enjoyed some yummy pizza, rice, chicken, and sweets as well as the wonderful games provided. They were also gifted with huge bags of goodies (clothes, food, etc); it was truly “Christmas in July” for them.
It was beautiful to see the older girls sing a lovely worship song in acapella and then over forty voices raised together as the children sang the national anthem in honor of the day. Once the event ended, we began driving the children home…slowly through the rough dirt terrain, trash-filled and rat-infested streets back to their tin shacks. A reminder for us that there is still so much more work to be done. But for today, we will celebrate the fact that they had an afternoon of fun and extra special treats, such as pizza!