Right on the other side of the orphanage walls is a complex where the area’s professional soccer team lives and practices. It is quite ironic to see the stark contrast of this wealthy complex butted up against the run-down orphanage. The two buildings look very strange next to each other. It is sad to see so much money being spent over the fence and not enough money to make necessary improvements, updates, and repairs to the orphanage. You can see in the pictures that barbed wire separates the orphanage walls from the soccer complex. I asked Shawn, “You think that is to keep people out of the orphanage or out of the soccer complex?” He laughed and said, “Uuhh, I think it is to keep people out of the soccer complex.” Yah stupid question…give me a break, I’m tired! Anyway, my point was that it is unfortunate to see the excessive indulgence of one group of people while another group could be made better if they shared their resources….instead they turn a blind eye and the less fortunate group continues to suffer. We also see examples of this in America, but it was very awakening to see such an example within such close proximity to one another. Is there someone in your own backyard that you could share your resources with? I know my answer. Here are some pictures:
You can see the barbed wire and the team's busses.
The soccer complex is the yellow buildings past the trees. You can see the orphanage off to the right of the picture.
Another picture of the soccer complex from the "other side" of the wall.
Please say some extra prayers for us tonight. Tomorrow we may find out what judge is assigned to our case, and hopefully soon we will hear our court date as well. We are hoping everything will happen quickly so we can get home with our precious cargo!