Hey, Kathryn here!
I’m one of the members of the Mocha Club Journey 2018 team! I’m excited to share the first-half of our journey with you at Blessed Camp through my photos below:
Meet Beatrice. She shares her talent of sewing by teaching other women in the community sewing skills so they are able to support their families. Here, my team member, Fallon purchased a skirt sewn by Beatrice; and her sweet daughter, Favour wanted to join the picture! >>>>
What a blessing these children were. We loved playing with them and learning about how they keep busy…no iPhones, iPads or tv, just their beautiful imaginations! These girls found a rope, so of course, jump rope it is! We also experienced jump rope without a rope…try that at home!
Peter, also known as ‘Pastah — Director of Action Ministry and Mocha Club partner, walked us through the first edition of Blessed Camp, which was originally known as Rejected Village. Next to the leprosy hospital, patients were not welcome back to their homes, therefore they had to create their own community. Today Blessed Camp is full of love, life and lots of laughter! Here you see individuals going about daily life — carrying wood and making concrete.
And Mother Margaret, “Maggie”, welcomed us into her home. She was one of the first people to arrive in Blessed Camp and due to leprosy has difficulty walking. But rain or shine, finds her way to church every Sunday! >>>>
The second day we were at Blessed Camp, we helped participate in their weekly sanitation and prevention of parasites known as jiggers. The leaders of Blessed Camp along with Doctor John are able to serve not only the children in the school, but have opened their doors to the entire community of children. >>>>
What is Blessed Camp planning next? A guest house for future visitors!
Our trip to Blessed Camp was short and sweet, however we will treasure these memories forever! And, of course, never forget these sweet faces that greeted us every morning and left us with big smiles!