Recently we have had the privilege of visiting Faya Orphanage in June 2010. When we arrived the kids were at the gate waiting for us. They came running to greet us with hugs and smiles. It didn’t take long for the young boys to grab my husband and take him to the yard to play football!
I had a lovely young girl sit on my lap most of the time. She just needed some snuggles and smiles.
The older children were at school as they now have medicine and are healthy enough to attend school. The staff introduced us to each child and were sure to take us through every room of the small property. They were so proud to point out to us many items that have been provided for Faya over the last year or so with the help of Arnica and friends from Canada. There was shelves, cribs, dressers a radio and many other items that were recently provided for Faya Orphanage.
They told us how much this has blessed the orphanage and we could see the relief and gratefullness in their tired faces. All this time we could smell and hear the popcorn popping and the coffee roasting…. We had been in Ethiopia long enough to know that this meant a coffee ceremony would be happening. Very soon they ushered us into the nice yard which has a mango tree- the children love this! Here we were humbled as they performed the coffee ceremony for us.
Having visited and supported numerous orphanages in Kenya and Ethiopia we were so impressed with the care that the children at Faya receive.
Guest Blogger: Rebecca Fulchers