Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stick Day!

Well it's the second week of school and as we approached the orphanage we saw many children on their way to school carrying big sticks. In front of the gate more children were gathered in a large group and all of them had big sticks. Was I concerned about this? No, but I was very curious. Entering the gates I saw children running about clinging to their sticks. I figured it was "stick day". For some reason the teachers had told them that today they were to bring the biggest, best stick that they could find. But, why? Well you see...our children are served lunch each day and it is cooked outdoors in a large pot over a fire. And what do you need to build a fire? That's right! Big sticks! So our students were doing their part to help by bringing firewood to school. Mystery solved.


  1. Thanks for sharing! Your testimonies and stories always brighten my day!

  2. For some reason this really made me smile. I don't really know why, but this stpry was awesome. It's like making an investment in yourself almost. This is really amazing. I loved this story.