Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ledumang

On Saturdays, the kids and I try to go walk over to Ledumang (Lay-doo-mong) to visit. I am not for sure how to describe Ledumang other than its one of the places in the city where the poorer people live. We have made several friends in the area and will be continuing with bible study with Taylor’s friend Pearl and her mother and also will be starting another bible study per a request today while we were there.

Today we went to visit Pearl’s sister who has a 3 month old baby named Kgatlego (Kaw-Klay-ho). Most babies I have held here in Botswana wear diapers (or nappies as they call them here), but when this baby was put on my lap I noticed she just had panties on. In my mind I thought, surely this baby has not already been potty trained. WELL, surely she had not. I got wetted on 2 times in just 20 minutes. So I pushed Bradyn home in the stroller with Taylor walking beside of me as quickly as possible with my pants wet as can be and paid Taylor 4 pula to watch Bradyn while I took a shower. I can take quite a bit, but I so don’t like getting wetted on. TIA-“This is Africa”

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This is Kgatlego, the not so potty trained baby who wears panties. She is so adorable! She wore these little ropes tied around her neck, wrists, and ankles. I asked what it meant and I was told that it was to keep the bad spirits away and to keep her healthy. Pray that the family will trust fully in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, He is the only one who can truly protect us!

1 comment:

  1. i love this so much. Praying for you as you walk those streets and may His light shine so brightly that all may be drawn near to Him.

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