Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Malaysia: Orphanage Wrap-Up

I can't believe that I haven't posted about my Malaysia trip since over a month ago! I need to keep up with it so I can continue to share my amazing time with you. For this [mostly] Wordless Wednesday post, here are some highlights from the remainder of our weekend at the Tamil orphanage.

The Hokey Pokey! The kids loved this one.

Sharing photo albums and postcards from home. The children loved pointing me out in the photos, and quickly learned the Best Husband Ever's name so they could pinpoint him, too.

Praying before lunch. Remember, it's a Hindu orphanage, so it was a little different from what we westerners were used to.

Making pipe cleaner creations during arts and crafts time. They were so inventive!

Bubbles!

Enjoying birthday cake at our Christmas party, a.k.a. the birthday party for Jesus. Baking the cakes was quite an adventure. We brought all the supplies for them over from the U.S., only to get to the orphanage and discover that they don't have an oven. And why would they ever bake? Malaysia's an equatorial country, after all! Thankfully, our host families allowed us to use their kitchens and they turned out great.

Playing party games (this one is pass the Lifesaver -- no hands allowed!).

Pinata time!

Heading back to our main base (via a very crowded and diverse boat), leaving my heart with the orphanage children.

1 comment:

  1. WhatIfWeAllCared?March 20, 2009 at 7:37 AM

    It is always so nice to see others who care about those who are less fortunate... thank you!

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