So, when we go to OR to help serve breakfast, we usually get there a little before 7 and start greeting the kids that come in early. Around 7 (or soon after, or quite a bit after!) the bus pulls in with anywhere from 70 to 90 kids from the city dump. Giuseppe (the founder of OR) stands outside the main door and greets every child that comes off the bus, and he invites us to do the same. So, the kids are greeted with a whole line of "gringos" to hug and kiss!! Giuseppe said that many of these children aren't given the time of day before they leave home, so he wants to show them the love that they are missing.
|The hug line|
|Getting the line moving|
After everyone is done eating, we'll go around and clean off the tables, wipe them down and try to push the stragglers to get done! Each kid finishes up and goes and gets their toothbrushes and uses the pila to brush their teeth. Many of the kids have rotten teeth already, but any little bit helps!!
|LOTS of dishes!!|
|Teeth brushing line|
|No, he did not kill the rat, it's Operation Rescue, remember? =)|