As you all know we are a big family. Not only WE here at FWAL, but also together with you – all of our Godparents, friends and supporters. As a family, there is a lot of sharing going on through prayers, writing and sending letters, receiving little presents and through donations.
As a Godparent you support one child, but at the same time you support our whole family, because we are all brothers and sisters.
Recently a Godparent of Wisly*, a teenage boy at FWAL, wanted to do something for him but at the same time also give something to all the children at FWAL – Wisly’s brothers and sisters, and he came up with this lovely idea.
He sent us, through the sponsorship office, the possibility to buy ice cream for all the children of FWAL, and what a surprise and feast it was.
Our sponsorship office organized everything but you have to understand that this is quite an undertaking, because someone had to go to Petionville to purchase the ice cream with our van, which can take about an hour and a half one way. Then at the ice cream store, they have to fill the buckets that we brought ourselves and then drive home. Often the van will have to drive very slowly because of traffic jams and bad roads and don’t forget the temperature here is close to 32 C and it heats up nicely inside the van.
Our sponsorship team knew what they are doing and they protected the buckets, arriving with creamy, sweet tasting, cold strawberry and chocolate ice cream.
Wisly, a very talented young man who loves to dance, act, sing and drum, is also very kind and sensitive. He did his share of helping with the ice cream and was very proud that his Godfather thought of something so nice and that he could help make come true.
This was a very special and rare occasion for our children and everyone just loved it.
Each group of children, in a very orderly manner, formed a line to receive their ‘treasure’. They then returned to their sear to enjoy the treat in the presence of their brothers and sisters, happy and joyful knowing that there are people all around the world thinking of them and sharing in our family love.
We all want to thank you very much for being part of our family and a special ‘thank you’ to Wisly’s Godparent.
Mesi, mesi anpil! From all the children of FWAL!
Contributed by Joanne Schipper
*Name changed to protect privacy.