Friday, May 9, 2008

As Crianças

So I was sitting with a couple kids. I started taking their pictures and then I would show it to them on the digital camera. I don't think they had ever seen a camera before because they loved it! They laughed when they would see themselves on the screen. Then I started putting my sunglasses and my shoes on them. They laughed. Their little bare feet were rough and sometimes they had cuts on their legs or feet. It broke my heart. Maybe next time I will bring some lotion with me to the village. They kept on starring at me like they had never seen someone like me before. It was great. I loved the kids. I thought it was so great how the technology immediately drew them to me. Later, after this picture was taken many more came and sat there with us. By the time it was time to go I was surrounded by kids. It was awesome!!! I even got to hold a little baby. Later on in the day we witnessed un teatro. The villagers had a little play out in the open and it was funny. I didn't really understand it because some of it was in Portuguese, but most was in their native African dialect. It was great to be there. I am learning lots of Portuguese.


cutie pie said...

Beautiful picture! What a great way to bond with the kids. Sounds like everyone had fun.

Anonymous said...

Girl, this picture is priceless. It touches my heart to see them so happy and for them to be so excited about technology!


Anonymous said...

Yode, what a thing for you to connect with them through technology. I felt peaceful when your computer crashed because I felt the Lord was aware, he would make up the rest and now your opportunity to connect to the children was wide open. It's what life is about children and love. You love hot Yode. no messing with the little guys.

cutie pie said...

This is my favorite picture :-) I might have to photoshop myself into it ha ha

jtpetrovay said...

Andrea, girl!!! This is such an amazing experience for you! I love this picture so much..... love you too!

Tiffany Darley-Petrovay