Captain American Becomes a FatherApril 15, 2009
So no, I didn’t get anyone pregnant. I have just been working at the Babies Home a lot lately. At the creche I have to be “Teacher Taylor”, but at the Babies Home I get to be a dad. Just so you know, not all of the kids at the Babies Home are orphans. Some have been taken away from their parents for one reason or another, and some have parents who just can’t take care of them anymore. Some are orphans though. This last weekend I got to do the morning shift (which is 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) at the Babies Home on Friday and Easter Sunday. Can you imagine having 12 kids all 5 years old and under? I can.
There’s a caregiver who works at the same time as a volunteer, to make sure everything is clean, the food is ready, and that all of the kids have the right medicine (this is especially important, because over half of them have HIV). I am very grateful for the caregiver. They always help me out and mostly just have me play with the kids outside or watch a movie on the couch. They are also always right there with a baby and a bottle for me to feed. Those are fun times. Meal times are also fun as I get to feed the toddlers there food. This one little guy has slammed his meal right to the ground, out of the volunteer’s hand, two days in a row.
Easter morning was pretty cool. I got to take the 5 older kids to their Sunday school classes. I then I had 5 tags in my possession to pick up each kid in their respective class. I felt grown up walking away with all of the other parents. Picking them up was a little different situation. I felt like a cattle hearder, trying to get the kids back to the Babies Home on the other side of the campus. It was a great distance, some were harder to heard then others, but we braved the elements and finally arrived at our destination.
All in all, it hasn’t been too bad. I’ve only been pooped on once, spitten up on a few times, and no puke has made it’s way onto my clothes or body. This stuff is definitely going to come in handy when I have kids.
On another note, Ignite was awesome, even though I was sick most of the weekend and didn’t participate in much. Hopefully I’ll be able to put the rules video I did on here. It went to the theme of “Good Idea/Bad Idea” and I helped write it and got to narrate the whole thing. My favorite was “Good Idea: Going for a swim with your friends in your new swim suit. Bad Idea: Going for a swim with your friends in your birthday suit. No skinny dipping people! That’s just gross.” I felt good enough to be Jesus in our little skit/dance thing on Friday night. I had a few guys my age tell my they were weeping like a baby, so I guess it was pretty good. I’ll try to get video of that on here as well.
Even though I didn’t really participate, Ignite was a success 🙂 About 120 people showed up. They went out on two separate evangelism times and around 170 got saved total! That’s truly amazing. 120 people led 170 people to the Lord. Praise God!