Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day 4 - The Sounds of Unity

First I would like to take the time to thank all the readers that find the time to read our blogs.

For starters, today's purpose was clearly explained and we were prepared to paint an entire art room as one big group. This involved a unified effort on everyone's part and it clearly defined our motivation to succeed. While doing this, we managed to sing along with Heff's iPod and Kilroy's iPod. The day brought us together and clearly demonstrated our desire to fulfill what was asked of us. Although it was a long day, we found the time to take a break and connect with the children. Being with the kids, was a great oppurtunity for every member of our group since we divided into seperate groups in order to connect with a variety of children. I appreciated how willing every member of our group was by talking to a new group of kids regardless of their ability to communicate. Two people I would love to recognize for their efforts are Mr. Kilroy and James Kuklinski. Today they proved that they could manage themselves and speak freely without being nervous and critical of what they say.

Also, we once again saw a tremendous effort on the part of the kids to earn their money just to get by. While painting, they graciously enlightened us especially Kevin Cevasco who loved racing with Alex on his back. As if the singing along to the iPods was not enough, we were graced with all the energy of these kids that never failed to smile. Today's activity brought us closer to each other and to the many children that we have met over these days. Today was by far the most united day between all group members and will be remembered for its numerous events.

Edwin Ortiz '10

3 comments:

wifeandmomoftwo said...

True examples of being men for others!

God Bless!

Auntie said...
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Dorcevasco said...

Sounds like you guys are busy doing God's work...Continue to be his hands down there...it's so nice to follow your trip with these daily blogs...great job! Post more pictures so we can see some of the sights as well...We miss you!