Saturday, October 4, 2008
Repeat - Shemariah Home
On the 2nd day of Raya, we went to Shemariah Home in KLipis. It's a home for orphans and abandoned children. I had agreed to bake some muffins for them, so I started early in the morning, and baked 5 rounds of muffins (I need a proper, BIG oven!), then after lunch we were on our way with our church friends. The journey there was supposed to take 1 1/2 hours. Turned into a 2 1/2 journey. The road there was jammed!!!! So we had games with the kids, and sort of tea time with them. We had muffins, sandwiches, fried noodles, nasi lemak, chicken curry, lots of buns and some tidbits. It was good to see the children enjoying themselves. And it was good for our kids to see how some children live without the things they take for granted. We finally left at 6pm and it was another long drive, jams and accidents! By 7:45 we were at Senawang and decided to stop for a quick dinner at McD. Then we got home at just before 10pm. VERY tiring indeed. But it was a good day. It was good to be able to serve and give without expecting anything in return. Oh, my friend actually asked the HOME Admin to get the children to do a wish list for Christmas. Maybe we can get each of our kids to fulfil 2 kids' wishes. Which means I have to help 6 kids from the home with their wish lists! Haha! It'll be good.Maybe if my own students don't mind helping out, they can check for things they have which they want to give away, and I can collect them for the HOME. On their list of things they need : toothpaste, toiletries, exercise books, stationery, clothes, and other daily provisions (read : curry powder, dhall, rice, oil, ikan bilis, canned food, etc). I don't know when we'll go again, but we'll try to visit them once more this year, probably December. I'll have pictures up soon.