Kids at Mulita Mission Station love to gather around the plane and me and really put themselves into all the pix.
Kids from Nebobongo have fish to sell at the airstrip. It looks like little catfish and smell nice and strong. Smiles all around from the boys. It is an easy delight that I love.
We often see kids come to the plane with toy airplanes or helicopters made out of pieces of the vegetation from the forest. This one is made out of papyrus and the prop really spins in the wind. Some look very much like our Caravan. The innovation and creativity of these kids is inspiring
Kids rush excitedly onto the airstrip at Nebobongo as the pilot takes off. I wasn’t quite sure if it was to watch the takeoff or anticipation of some disaster. I have seen the kids stand behind the plane to be in the thick of the prop wash but it was the first time I had seen them all run onto the field.
On a visit to the Baraka orphanage farm the kids wanted to give me a chicken, which I was grateful for, but I asked them to think of me when they ate it. Great day to remember.
A young deaf boy who is also an orphan in Banda. He is kind of a community kid who drops in on everyone from time to time. They just call him Bubu, which means “mute” in KiSwahili. We are trying to organize some books to teach him sign language so he can communicate better.