These children have precious few possessions. Most of what they have is shared. They wear whatever fits, and often it fits several kids. Seems like an unfortunate way to live. But the alternative isn’t really any better is it? Simply having lots of stuff doesn’t bring happiness or stability to your life either. But it is a real honor to bless the kids with something even if it’s just a new pair of awesome Spiderman shoes.
Giving the presents was a real treat. It was a lot of fun, as you saw in the video from last week’s post. The children were overjoyed, and surprisingly grateful. They usually don’t have the best of manners, so it was refreshing to see them say thank you!