Kenya was such an amazing and unforgettable experience. I made some amazing new friends and strengthened relationships that I already had. I will never forget the feeling of smiling into a child’s eyes and feeling the love through a squeeze of a hand or a enthusiastic hello, or “supa”. They are so loving and happy you can really see how the love and Light of God shines through them. They may not have much, but they have love. The Maasai people taught me to keep on smiling when things are bad, and keep on going when things are hard.
One of my favorite things to do was go to the school. All the kids come running out to greet us yelling, “Supa, Supa, Supa Oleng!” You can’t help but smile when you see their smiling faces. They would come up to us and grab our hands; sometimes we would have three or four kids hanging onto one hand! Sometimes we would do their Maasai dance with them, play Duck-Duck-Goose, or play soccer. They didn’t speak very much English but it was amazing to see how you didn’t really need to speak the same language to communicate. Just a smile or holding a hand can go a long way.