|We refilled our water bottles|
with coconut water
The ride took us about 45 minutes before we reached the first gate, where we then hiked inside to the house. Most of the people we were visiting this morning spoke Spanish but there also a large number of Creole people in the area. Edward "Daha" Fox who is one of our most recently baptized brothers lead the way as this area was his home. He lead us to each of the farms where we had long conversations with entire families, many offering us food and coconut water.
On call of note was a young man named Choko. He has had a condition since birth, I'm not exactly sure what it is but it seems like some kind of brain damage, he is unable to communicate except for a few words such as "mama" and "papa" however he is able to move around fine and is in good physical health. Choko is intensely cheerful and gets quite excited when visitors come. He cannot read, but for some reason has always loved books. He had little interest in videos on a tablet but with any magazine or book he will sit with it for hours looking at the pictures and pointing out people that look like his family. When I gave him a copy of the brochure "Listen to God and live forever" (the one with all pictures and few words) he got so excited I thought he was going to explode. He started running around the house showing everyone what he had, and was shaking so much from excitement he could hardly hold on to it. He finally sat down and flipped through it shrieking with glee at each page. I have never seen anyone enjoy our literature as much as Choko and I don't think I ever will.
|On the way to the door|
|Going up the driveway|
|Run Down with lime|