Tag Archives: Mattaw

Basketball Comes to Mattaw

The new Basketball court is finally finished, however, I think it will take the kids a while to get the rules of the game down. So far, shooting from the back side of the hoop, having more than one ball on the court, and tackling are allowed.

Building a Home

Mike Duff’s Team from New Mexico arrived today and they are constructing house 6 at Mattaw. Many of the children were quick to help. They wanted to build a place for other orphans to live. A place for children who are living a miserable life that is now forgotten in their past. Without even being asked, Franco jumped in and started moving… (more…)

Malaria Tests

Now, if you find yourself walking around the corner past BS security service (not to be confused with the BM security services of Nairobi) you will find a lab that offers BS tests. (Does anyone else notice that cussing is not part of Kenya’s English curriculum? This is one of the many reasons I enjoy living here instead of the US).… (more…)

Saying Goodbye

All the kids said goodbye to Lisa, my friend visiting from college, today. She has been here for a month and a half helping with sponsorship profiles. She bent down to start giving hugs and all the kids swarmed on top of her and started praying over her for her a safe trip home. I don’t know if there are… (more…)

Happy Birthday

Mattaw Children’s Village is having another birthday party! My boss is planning to celebrate quite a few birthdays this summer so our visitors can enjoy this experience. If there is one thing these kids know how to do, it’s celebrating life. Usually we keep everyone outside the church untill the decorating is done, but today we found some little, helpful… (more…)

Building at Mattaw

I took today to do my grocery shopping for the week, so no pictures for today. However, I have some pictures of construction for you all and a video of the brick machine. Basically, all the bricks have two holes in them. When a wall is built, these holes line up. The final step before putting the roof on is… (more…)

Making Bricks

Mattaw’s house dads have been busy this month. They are building guest houses for our visitors, and at Mattaw, building anything means making bricks. Right now, their quota is 400 bricks/day. It dawned on me today that I have never shown you all our brick machine, so here are some pictures! We are very blessed to have this yellow thing.… (more…)