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Day 4 - Christ the King

Our morning started at 5 AM with mass at 6 AM. Gianna and talk to you on the more slow to move. Matthew slept through mass and probably would've missed breakfast.  After mass, we return to the rectory to have breakfast at 7:20. Morning seems to come a little early. 

The program for this day was for the three teenagers to join the students in a regular day of activities. All three of them were sent to separate classes. Kiana got to spend some time teaching civics. Matthew went to an economics course and really enjoyed it. Got Dionna went to a science class and somewhere in the process taught her class how to do the SpongeBob dance.

Anthony started the process of teaching people from local community on how to build wood burning cooking stoves. 

At lunch Kiana and Matthew were informed they would be on a debate team in the afternoon debating the issue money is more important than education. They would be arguing for it. Anthony and talk to Yana worth against it.  They have a program home and at two everyone broke from what they were doing to go participate in the debate. Long story short, the team for money is more important than education one. I am sure that the math wasn't done correctly.

After the debate it was time for a short break to get ready to participate in manual labor. Each afternoon has a specific activity either athletics manual labor.  Matthew and enjoy the conversation with the teachers for economics and mechanics that he spent much of the time visiting with those teachers, and then somehow fell asleep in his room. He had earlier expressed great interest in participating in building brick stools. There is some humor to this, the days are packed full. Gianna is looked at as being quite fragile so the other girls seem to continue to do her chores. Tatyana she jumped right in and she can carry a 5 gallon bucket of water on her head. I will have to include that picture later.

Anthony went back to work finishing up the ninth cookstove for the day. Bending down doing brick standing up and bending down is way more effective exercise for your legs then the gym membership that I pay for. There are large number of children that are here and they prepare the meals for themselves and in the area that the stoves are being built.

Manual labor wrapped up about 8 o'clock and we met for dinner. After dinner, because Kiana indicated she would like to hear some Tanzania music, father George arrange for a playlist to be put together and the children to dance. We ended the evening well past 10 o'clock still having to get up for 6 AM mass. 

Tomorrow Matthew can't sleep through mass because father George asked him to give the reflection. Matthews very very excited about the opportunity. I will share how we did keep praying for him to be a priest.

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