This morning even before breakfasts Nong was at it again having a go at the wooden 3-wheeler trolley down the dirt ditch... Ending up in the ditch. Because it was Saturday we ended up with 52 kids hanging around most of the day and by afternoon at our kids program we launced into a funky walking train to the play field for some bat down followed by our first story about Jesus and the feeding of the 5000. My museli bar then had to feed all the children which didn't really leave anyone feeling full like the crowd with Jesus did so ... We gathered around a fire, put a packet of corn in the pot and listened to it popping as it filled our pot and soon filled all the kids ( a first time for them as they grabbed fist full of popcorn!) We tried to repeat the same at Krey mau Kee but had to cheat as we burnt the popcorn and had to swap it for a pot full of noodles.
Back at Klaw law Blur the team finished a new flag pole out the front of school. On Monday the kids will raise the Thai flag and sing their national anthem for the first time at the school - the have asked us to join them in this significant ceremony. Today several of us also had the opportunity to visit villagers (with ITDP translators) in their homes, hear their stories, share our faith and pray for them.
There was a special occasion in the village today for one of the family who killed a pig, roasted it and then gifted our team some for lunch. It was delicious!! Fresh home killed roasted pork!! Zac commented last night how quickly we have been accepted into the village, and this has been evident with locals wanting to spend time with our team outside of our working hours, talking, playing games and drawing with the kids. Our boys challenged the locals to a game of tacraw (volleyball with your feet). Our boys inability to life their legs above their hips cost us the game(s).