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My brother and his wife dancing to one of their songs.

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Game time.

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When your little sister is a chef and she decides to grace us with her amazing skills! It’s only natural to take as many pictures as possible of her creativity and work.

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There is no place like home. I love my family.

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Parents, siblings, cousins and friends.Coming home for Christmas was the best gift my friend could have given me. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and may you have a great entry to the new year.

Its the most wonderful time of the year!

Luisinha and Jessica

Luisinha and Jessica

So last week we had our annual kids club and OH MY was it so much fun!

wanna know what they are laughing about?

wanna know what they are laughing about?

This was by far the most favorite and funniest game, you had to shake your bum bum till the blocks drop out of the box tied to your waist.

This was by far the most favorite and funniest game, you had to shake your bum bum till the blocks drop out of the box tied to your waist. The first person to do so won for the team.

another shot of the same game. She put her ALL into shaking her little bum bum :D

another shot of the same game. She put her ALL into shaking her little bum bum πŸ˜€

For those who have helped in the past and you were not here with us please do not get offended but this year by a very long shot was the best kids club we have ever had. Not because we got more funds (far from it) more the amount of joy that the kids and leaders had.

JOY!

JOY!

It was infectious, it was delirious, it was loud, it was amazing! This year we did not have any foreign volunteers, it’s always fun to have outside help, maybe next year you will join us? πŸ™‚

Jessica can talk enough for 5 little girls. True story!

Jessica can talk enough for 5 little girls. True story!

These 5 days of pure fun and utter exhaustion for us leaders is the highlight of the year for all the children. Even when it was pouring rain the kids came, sang and danced as if the sun was shining on us. There was one little girl (forgot to get her picture) who was sick and she cried for her mom to let her stay. So she did, she sat on a chair the whole day watching her friends play … it was better than staying at home for sure!

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caterpillar race with a twist. the person in the front had to balance a cup full of water. All team members legs were tied and they couldn’t put down their hands from their friends shoulders.

My sister and I have become pros at making up games on the go that dont need much but what we have. The kids loved the games.

My sister and I have become professionals at making up games on the go that don’t need much equipment. The kids loved the games.

isn't she beautiful?

isn’t she beautiful? My sister calls her “miss giggles.”

At the end of the day, nap time makes everything all better! Never mind that he is napping in the midst of tonnes of noise!

At the end of the day, nap time makes everything all better! Never mind that he is napping in the midst of tonnes of noise!

We Β ended on Friday today is Sunday, my ears are still aching, my muscles are stiff, I feel as if I should sleep for another 2 days uninterrupted but oh my, it was worth it!!!! God willing we will do it all over again next year πŸ™‚

I just couldn’t resist!

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Β I came home just in time for our annual kids club. This year we had 152 children.

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FYI fresh coconut makes a big part of Mozambiqan cuisine πŸ™‚

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Dodgeball with a twist πŸ™‚ (balloons filled with water)

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The team this year.

Some of the leaders are orphans as well who have taken part in the kids clubs in the past and now are leaders. The kids make me so proud! This is our 5th Kids Club.

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We may have a small budget but we are never lacking in laughter and tonnes of fun!

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Who said boys cannot balance things on their heads?

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We run for 5 days from 8:30 to 3:30 and man is it exhausting! With temperatures ranging from 31C-36C( 87.8F-96.8F) by Thursday (today) we as leaders are working on fumes.LOL!!! BUT we still give the kids an awesome time.

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Long lasting friendships are made here.

kids club 2012 119Well friend, pray for us, tomorrow is our last day and I hope we have EPIC fun! One day when I live somewhere with excellent internet I will load a video of all the dancing that goes on. Good night πŸ™‚