How nice to have a small celebration amidst all the distancing Covid has sadly caused between friends and family. On Sunday, the 23rd of May, we had three reasons to do just this. And it was such a pleasure to be with some of our Mercy House residents present and past, joyfully reinforcing our belonging and togetherness.
Firstly, we celebrated the wedding of our Douglas, who is seen in the photo with his lovely young Burundian wife. Secondly, we celebrated the birthday of our youngest resident, Brielle, also seen in the photo. Lastly, we welcomed our new resident, Brilliant, from Burundi.
We had looked forward so much to having our young volunteers, American, Paige and Emmanuel, her Mexican husband, who too were looking forward so much to the celebration. Sadly, they could not come, due to the fact that ten of the pupils where Paige teaches had contracted the virus that week. The school was closed and staff and pupils put in isolation. In spite of that, Paige made sure that she provided lovely cakes and gifts and dropped them outside our gate! We are endlessly grateful for having such committed and loving volunteers.