all the children of the world

I’ve got some sweet little kiddos from Uganda on my mind tonight, but it’s midnight, so I can’t possibly write everything about them that I want to. How about a sneak preview?

First of all though, THANK YOU for all the Cambodia Photo Card orders! I got more pictures printed and bought the rest of the cards Ollie’s had in stock (and more double-stick tape), so keep the orders coming!

It may seem like a silly thing to do since we only make about $1.50 per set (after shipping/paypal fees/supplies) BUT. You know what? I love, love, LOVE that I’m getting to share Cambodia with so many of you. And hopefully you’ll turn right around and share Cambodia with friends who could use an encouraging note.

You can’t put a price tag on that.

Now, on to Watoto! (I’ll do at least one more post with lots of details. This’ll just skim the surface.)

The concert was amazing. These kiddos have been rescued from some horrific stuff. And they love Jesus like CRAZY. They live in homes with 7 other kiddos and a Mom. And they all get together for church and school and play and all that.

Here they are singing their hearts out. This picture’s not blurry because they were standing still.

Here they are in motion. I had to laugh at all our blurry pics (this one isn’t bad). They dance so fast!

This is Ronnie. That boy can SING. We had the awesome privilege of taking him in our mini-van from the church to Gabe’s parents’ house. And the more we talked, the more I literally just shook my head back and forth at God’s crazy-perfect-divine whatever-it-is-He-does.

Turns out Ronnie loves, loves, LOVES to write (he’s a journalist). And he updates web sites. And has a HUGE heart for children. And loves Facebook.

And last, but not least, sneak peek at the kiddos when we turned them loose in my in-laws’ basement. I love, love, love that kids are kids no matter what corner of the globe they hail from. My heart SOARED watching all these cuties laugh and run around and beat each other with pool noodles.

Have a great weekend, friends! Reminder that tomorrow’s the last day to order totes from 31!

9 thoughts on “all the children of the world

  1. erin

    LOVE these pics! And some of our best couple friends are in Uganda right now picking up their adopted son so these made me feel closer to them. Thanks!

  2. Jen Hanson

    Love, love, love it!!! AAHHHH! So glad you got a chance to meet some Uganda beauties. Maybe someday I’ll get a chance to meet some Cambodia cuties too. Then we will both have met the people group that the other’s heart beats for. 🙂

  3. valerie (in TX)

    p.s. love these photos of the choir. They came to our church a few years ago, and I cried through the whole concert!

  4. valerie (in TX)

    Marla, do you know how we can see the various prints that the cute little insulated lunch tote (31gifts) comes in? I see where you can choose a different print, but I don’t know what any of them look like? 🙂 thanks!

    1. Marla Taviano

      I think if you click “view catalog” and go to the last page (42 maybe), it has most of the prints. The rest you can see on various pages of the catalog. Let me know if that doesn’t work!

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