It started at Christmas time when one of our supporting families,
along with their extended family wanted to give towards a need
here in Niger. They chose to give a sum of money to purchase
shoes for the children at the CSEN orphanage. At first we looked
for tennis shoes and sturdy shoes for each of the children, but
we found, for several reasons, that this was not all that practical
for these children.
So, as part of our weekly visits with the Sahel youth, we
took time to measure each childs footby tracing their
foot on a paper. Then over the next couple of weeks we went down
to the local market to pick out flip flops that would fit each
This month the delivery was made! The children were VERY excited.
As they received their shoes, they smelled them, traced the pictures
on them and tried them on. Several were afraid to walk in them
and let them get dusty.
Others would wear them a few minutes then run over to the
sink and rinse them off. Who would have thought that a pair of
flip flops could bring so much joy?!!Were wondering what
they will look like next week when we visit?
We are thankful for those that give to the orphanage in practical
I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers (children)
of mine, you
did for me.