Friday, September 30, 2011

Joseph Project Preschool

The Joseph Project, where we are staying, is a ministry that helps children who might be at risk, get a head start in life.  They run a preschool that will give kids the skills they need to have a strong foundation once they enter into first grade.  Today while Isaac was applying for his visa at the Embassy of Zimbabwe, Matt and I stayed back and helped with the preschool.  There are a total of 12 kids, and most of them speak English as a second language.  The English they do speak, however, is England English and just as we have to listen closley to understand them, they have the same issues with our American English!  Here is an example conversation between me and some kids today:

Me: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Child 1: Huh?
Me: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Child 1: Huh?
Child 2: Da teacha want to know if you have any brotha o sista
Child 1: Ohhh yes 1 sista and 1 brotha

The kids here are so friendly and loving, and Matt and I thoughly enjoyed our time playing with them and helping with the preschool. I loved watching them play "house" because it is very different then my American culture!  The girls took the baby dolls and tied them to their backs with a blanket.  Unfortunatly (for us) the kids go on break, and have next week off.  Isaac will receive his visa next Friday, which means Friday night we will be travelling to Zimbabwe.  But while we're here we want to be helping and serving the people, so we are looking into other YWAM ministries in the area that we can serve in during our week stay.

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