Making it Fly

Making it Fly

It started by meeting the sponsor children. Amy and Mama C both sponsor a child at the home. We have seen them in pictures before, but meeting them in person was on a completely different level.

We had prepared ourselves (to the degree we could) for the meeting, but sponsoring a child—receiving updates, pictures, and letters—is not the same as meeting a living soul, hearing their stories, and having them tell you—in person—how much your support has meant to them. It was a wonderful visit, but it was a visit we will have to spend some serious time unpacking.

We chatted for an hour, and when we were done, our sponsor children led us out the door us to meet the rest of the kids who live at MCCH. First, we met the primaries. They greeted us with a song and dance. (Three actually). And then we were introduced. One thing we learned quickly about meeting groups in Kenya—you are always asked to speak.

First came Mama C. Being Mama Nancy's sister (the home's founder), she was a huge hit. She introduced herself, and everyone marvelled at her resemblance to Nancy.

Next came Amy. She introduced herself to the kids, explained she was Mama C's daughter, and sat down.

It started by meeting the sponsor children. Amy and Mama C both sponsor a child at the home. We have seen them in pictures before, but meeting them in person was on a completely different level.

We had prepared ourselves (to the degree we could) for the meeting, but sponsoring a child—receiving updates, pictures, and letters—is not the same as meeting a living soul, hearing their stories, and having them tell you—in person—how much your support has meant to them. It was a wonderful visit, but it was a visit we will have to spend some serious time unpacking.

We chatted for an hour, and when we were done, our sponsor children led us out the door us to meet the rest of the kids who live at MCCH. First, we met the primaries. They greeted us with a song and dance. (Three actually). And then we were introduced. One thing we learned quickly about meeting groups in Kenya—you are always asked to speak.

First came Mama C. Being Mama Nancy's sister (the home's founder), she was a huge hit. She introduced herself, and everyone marvelled at her resemblance to Nancy.

Next came Amy. She introduced herself to the kids, explained she was Mama C's daughter, and sat down.

It started by meeting the sponsor children. Amy and Mama C both sponsor a child at the home. We have seen them in pictures before, but meeting them in person was on a completely different level.

We had prepared ourselves (to the degree we could) for the meeting, but sponsoring a child—receiving updates, pictures, and letters—is not the same as meeting a living soul, hearing their stories, and having them tell you—in person—how much your support has meant to them. It was a wonderful visit, but it was a visit we will have to spend some serious time unpacking.

We chatted for an hour, and when we were done, our sponsor children led us out the door us to meet the rest of the kids who live at MCCH. First, we met the primaries. They greeted us with a song and dance. (Three actually). And then we were introduced. One thing we learned quickly about meeting groups in Kenya—you are always asked to speak.

First came Mama C. Being Mama Nancy's sister (the home's founder), she was a huge hit. She introduced herself, and everyone marvelled at her resemblance to Nancy.

Next came Amy. She introduced herself to the kids, explained she was Mama C's daughter, and sat down.

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