Friday was our Compassion visit as many of us have sponsored children before the trip and some had previously sponsored. This was such a great opportunity to connect with our sponsor children and some of their family. There are so many stories to tell about each child. They presented each of us with gifts and we also had gifts for them. They were so touched by our generosity and really it was little to us. The ages of the children ranged from 6-15 so there were some who had more conversations with their children and some who had more playtime. We played in the pool with the children, talked, had lunch, played some more, exchanged gifts and then prayed with them.
We were impressed with the Compassion team and the Christian content that we heard from both the staff and the sponsor children and their family. Many stories about the challenging lifestyle these families lead. We are truly blessed to be in Canada and have what we have!
The team ended the day with some R&R playing water volleyball in the hotel and getting a good nights sleep since we have been up at 5:30 am each day and going to bed around 11:00 pm.