Saturday 15 November 2008

This is just a quick update to say that everything is going well. It's almost time for the first team to leave, the time has just flown by.

I've got a bit of a cold and I've lost my voice and I'm really tired, but apart from that I'm fine and happy here.

I spent a lovely morning a couple of days ago with a few of the St George Foundation children. I took three of the team there while the rest worked making blocks at the City Of Rest site. We made balloon animals and sang and chatted with them. It was a lovely morning.

Tomorrow we are going to church then spending the afternoon at Dove International followed by a team farewell meal at a restaurant in the west.

The time in between teams will be very busy this time as we have the second team arriving on Friday - but I'm hoping to be able to take an afternoon off to try to find out how Ramatu is.

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Back in Freetown

Wow I've been in Freetown a week already and this is the first chance I've had to go online! We had a busy first few days before the first team arrived last Friday and it's been non-stop since they got here.

We went to a dedication ceremony at the new City of Rest site in Grafton on Saturday and work has started there. The team are there today making blocks for the perimeter wall. Yesterday we went to the current City of Rest house and painted their meeting room and spent some time with the residents there.

I've not been able to spend much time with the kids yet as we've been so busy.....but I'm managing to get some time with them early in the mornings before the team arrives for breakfast. It was so great to see them all again, especially Abu.

This afternoon we have a visit scheduled to the United Polio Brothers'll be a chance for me to find out how Kinney has been doing since his dad (Bobson) died.

It is so great to be back in Sierra Leone, and although I'm hot, tired and a little bit grubby (I've had the kids climbing over me this morning) I'm loving being back. I think I'm on the verge of losing my voice which will be a disaster for me but probably a relief for Brian and the team! the first team have just under a week left with us and the second team arrive next Friday. I think I'm going to need a holiday when I come home!!

I'll try to post again soon. If anyone needs to get in touch with me leave a message for me here and I'll send you my SL number.