Arriving at Agape (Anna West)
We are finally home! I know this because, at the bottom of the hill to Agape Children’s home, all of my many brothers and sisters have run down the long, red dirt road to great us. They may not be my real brothers and sisters but they are my brothers and sisters in Christ and I love them all the same. I am so happy to be home! It is a wonderful feeling to know you can come home and not live out of a suitcase, even though it is only for one week. My brothers and sisters escorted us up to the church jumping and yelling, “Our Bus! Our Bus! Our Visitors!” in their beautiful accents. We came out of the bus and were immediately embraced with new and old friends (all new for most of the visitors). I was so happy to see my second mommy “Mommy Christine” again I love her so much. We went into the church and they had a large welcome party for us with singing and dancing. It felt like I had gone to heaven because I think that this is how God would welcome me into his home. The Mzungu Pastor Bill took us for a tour and told us that unfortunately there was a change from the past years and that we are not allowed to stay in the homes we have before. I am upset about it but I will spend every waking hour that I can with my family. Then Pastor Bill invited us into his house and fed us a delicious meal of chicken and noodle soup, bread and butter, and pineapple. For the first day here it has been wonderful and I couldn’t ask for more. For now with love, from here to the moon and back.