Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 4 -- The Four Musketeers

The Four Musketeers

One of the greatest joys anyone can have is working with young children who are eager to learn and to help. The four kids that are a vital part of our team, Jesse , Matthew , Hannah , and Marcel have been working hard since our arrival on the 27th. Their easy way of connecting with other children and even with adults is the stuff that dreams are made of.

But, the bonds the four of them have formed will undoubtedly cement their friendships for years to come. Although, not one of them is over eleven years old, they are as adult acting as they are childlike and the results are interesting to say the least. They are as comfortable at leading our daily devotions as they are with playing foursquare with the neighborhood children.

Their times with just each other for company are no less exciting and very entertaining for me. We've been kidding and teasing each other all week, usually started by me and finished (quite ably) by them! The fact that they have banded together (and not just to get me) has caused me to secretly call them "The Four Musketeers." They are, indeed, "all for one and one for all!"