Monday, February 12, 2007

Walk with the Blind

Yesterday, our dorm joined dozens of others from Dalat plus several hundred from the community to participate in the fundraiser for St Nicholas Home for the Blind. It was a 2 mile walk with a visually impaired or blind person. Afterwards, we assisted these folks to get free medical check-ups and to enjoy the entertainment that was provided. It was a good learning experience for all of us and a great reminder to be very thankful to the Lord for the gift of sight.
Annie with her new friend, Cindy, who she helped to navigate through the streets.
Kaleb assisting a completely blind woman.
We made it to the finish line by 8:30 a.m.
Waiting in line for the free medical check-ups.
What are we doing sitting in the sun!! It was 95C yesterday! Notice our new Penang t-shirts courtesy of Tourism Malaysia in celebration of Malaysia's 50th anniversary (1957-2007).


We stayed to the bitter end to see if our lucky number would be drawn for a prize and BINGO! We won a two burner gas cooker!! Our friends Scott and Debbie from Jackson dorm won a microwave so the wait was worth it.
McDonald's was the choice for a quick lunch after a hot and sweaty morning.

4 comments:

Kathy McFadden said...

Wow!! Sounds like you all had a good time!

saheldormparents said...

Shauna, Sorry I've been so bad at answering you. You are such a good blogger too! How did you get the thermometer on your blog?

freetobeme said...

Sounds and looks like a great day! I also want to know how you got the thermometer on your blog. Please let us in on your secret! I see Annie has it too.

pondering something said...

What a great thing to do as a dorm "family". You are teaching all the kids some really good lessons. Who would have thought there would be a Lion's Club in Malaysia.