This is my sweet little South African friend, Ofrance. (O-france-ay) She was my buddy and was usually by my side all day every day that she was with us at BEAM. I miss her gentle spirit and her smile that melted my heart. I'll share a story later about how the Lord used this little girl to speak into my life.
At times, my lap was VERY full! It wasn't unusual to have 2 or 3 kids sitting in my lap while another 1 or 2 played with my hair. (That's precious Ofrance again on the left.)
Even though it was winter, many of the children didn't have shoes. Many of those that did had holes in their shoes.
If you saw any of the opening or closing ceremonies for the World Cup, you probably heard the Shakira song "Waka Waka" that was the official anthem of the World Cup. We literally heard it at least once a day (but usually more like 5) for the entire five and a half weeks we were in South Africa. It was a favorite of the kids and little voices were often heard singing "Waka waka, eh eh, Tsamina mina zangalewa, This time for Africa."