Thursday, August 22, 2013

[Kasambiika 2] "Your work will not end with you. We will continue it"

Jambo again from Kasambiika 2!

The last two months has been a whirlwind! And we can’t believe the time has already come for us to leave our beautiful village!

It has been an amazing journey, filled with a lot of love, laughs and a few tears. We feel blessed to have worked with so many amazing people and to have made memories that will last a lifetime!

As part of our good-bye to the community, we threw a large farewell dinner to show our appreciation for their hard work. We were able to thank all our supporters and recognize those whom without we would not have succeeded. We stressed the need to continue implementing health measures and maintaining the dedication the community has shown during our time together. After the formalities were finished, our guests eagerly hit the dance floor! It was great to see so many of our new friends enjoying the rare treat of stereo music!

In all seriousness, our farewell dinner was symbolic of our last two months: fun, happy, a little stressful but surrounded by love and support! It was the perfect way to end our time here!

Our friends in Kasambiika 2 warmly shared some kind words that have resonated strongly with all of us. While words fail to define the experiences and memories we are taking home with us, these come pretty darn close!

“Your work will not end with you. We will continue it.”

“There is a saying that states ‘out of sight, out of mind’. That is not true for us!”

“You come from such great distances to be with us… that is a sign of true love!”

Muzungu, BYE-EEEEE!!!! (for now!)

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