Thursday, April 4, 2019
Day 4 - The is the day that the Lord has made.
"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 Aksel J. Smith stated on his blog, "Each day is a rich and precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities.
Today was no exception! What an incredible day of grace and opportunities!
Waking up everyday here at the guest house has been a gift. We have an amazing breakfast of fresh eggs, oatmeal and delicious fruit. The staff that cook do an exceptional job and every morning is a delight! We can't praise them enough for all they do to take care of us.
We left around 9 am and heading to our first stop. Now that we have had four days on the Tap Tap, I believe we have the hang of it. We arrived at Rebuild Globally, what a treasure! We saw the amazing work they do to recycle and reuse tires by making shoes, handbags, jewelry and various other things. We loved learning about the philosophy behind the store and this amazing ministry. We each left with some of their treasures!
The next stop was the "Metal Arts". This place was dizzying yet inspiring too. The incredible talent of the metal artists has no bounds. I know we wished we had more room in our suitcases! We got to see how they pound out the art and everyone was so kind and patient with us.
Our last stop of the day was to Montfort. One of the two Deaf schools we had planned to visit. This school is amazing! We arrived in the early afternoon to tour the grounds. First we walked through the farm and saw plantain trees, papaya trees and morenga trees. We saw the animals they keep for food and milk and as a treat we saw the ground peacock! We went into a few classrooms. One where young men were learning how to carve wood for bowls, furniture, and art pieces. I cannot express how beautiful their work was. It is something you have to experience. The next classroom was girls sewing. Some girls were practicing their stitches, while others were so advanced to do intricate needle work. Just spectacular work.
We then met some young men who also sewed. They had made some really nice pants. It was a treat to see the pride in their eyes for their amazing hand crafts! After purchasing a few of those hand crafts we went to the school were the younger children were just getting out. What joy to see all their smiling faces and to be able to chat with them. These are the kinds of experiences that changes hearts and minds. These young adorable school children will forever be in our hearts.
Back at the guest house we headed to the local pool and relaxed chatted and reminisced on the day. After a few hours we headed for supper! The ladies again gave us an incredible meal. Spaghetti with meat sauce, which was huge hit.
Now as we get ready for bed and the anticipation of an early start to see the sunrise, we will think back to such an incredible time and think. "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."