Sunday, May 4, 2014

Thursday, April 17th

Today was the last day of the Sports Days for the high schools here. Liahona did pretty well. We haven’t seen the kids out training much and you could sure tell. When they ran a race and crossed the finish line, they all about collapsed. I don’t know how they do it in this heat in the first place and then today we noticed that there was a big box of shoes in front of the Liahona school section. When it was time for a new race, the kids would come over, pick out a pair of shoes that would fit them, put them on and then run the race. When the race was over they brought the shoes back and put them in the box for the next runners. I was thinking, “how sad is that”, and they don’t think a thing about it. It is just what they do. Another thing we noticed was that they have really old starting blocks for the beginning of each race. When the kids put their feet in the blocks and get ready to go, someone comes and stands of the back of the block so they will have something to push off of. I wondered how kids in America would react to racing under these conditions?????

We were able to see the new temple movie again tonight. We are so blessed to be able to walk to the temple. I will really miss that!!