This morning was the last few hours for camp. After breakfast, Jamie and I broke out some face paint that we brought while we were waiting for the closing session.
This family is educating the orphanages on the ways HIV is transmitted and they are raising funds to get the meds that the children need. They also said that most of these children contracted HIV from their birth mother and if they are treated early enough the virus can sometimes be completely suppressed or is only transferred through a transfusion. I think it is amazing what this family has done and what they are continuing to do.
So back to the morning...
When it was time to go, I loaded each girl up with bags of goodies. They came with the clothes on their backs and maybe one other outfit and then left with bags of clothes, toys, and other presents. Yuan Yuan organized all her things and wouldn't let anyone touch them. She wouldn't even let me be the one to put them on the van.
Camp was very quiet when we stepped back in. I guess I didn't realize how loud all the little voices and feet were. It was a pretty solemn afternoon. We did some shopping, debriefed on our time, and got lost with a Chinese cab driver. That was interesting.
Tomorrow morning we will leave to return home. I look forward to seeing what comes out of this trip. I was amazed with all that came from trip to Haiti one year ago so I am trusting that this will be just as powerful. Thanks for following along.