Today was our first day in the Rey Solomon school, and it was really nice to be able to see the kids at the school and spend time with the teachers as well. We had been told that the special needs teachers were waiting and excited to meet with us and that was really encouraging. It is always humbling to learn that there is a mutual love and appreciation coming from both sides (those considered “serving” and those being “served”). We did rotation stations with the youngest kids while some of our team passed out sponsor gifts and took pictures with sponsored kids. The kids loved coloring and playing with a cool hoola hoop blow up ball.
After we finish with the kids, our team got a chance to visit the new clinic that was started by Agape. Kids from all the schools that NRN is a part of can come to the clinic for medical needs. There is a pediatrician, a physical therapy area, and an optometrist area. We were given a tour and met the staff that works there. Before we left, we were asked if we could pray for a boy who is currently in the hospital and also for the women who are currently pregnant that work at the clinic (there are four!). We had a nice time of prayer and fellowship with the staff during that time.
We continued with rotation stations and pictures with the older kids in the afternoon, and then made the trek back to La Quinta for dinner and preparation for tomorrow. It was a great first day getting our feet wet, and we are excited about what tomorrow will hold!