Monday, July 06, 2009

A Day with Dad

I recently got to skip school and go to "work" with my dad. My mom said I could tell you about it...this is Blake, Franzenfam kid #2, btw.

This is where my dad "works"....It is like a big city of cardboard houses with dirt roads...



I thought some of the houses looked like forts that I wish I could build in my backyard....

We went to a school with lots of kids. I wish my mom would have sent me with a red cap...


My Dad had an idea that helped me fit in a bit better....



It was a very cold day so we brought lots of blankets and I got to help give them away. It was fun to see how happy it made people....



There was special stuff for the kids; they seemed happy that we were there....



I got hungry and my dad gave me a special African snack to eat....a mopani worm. I thought it tasted like chicken.....


There was lots of ministry and some clowning around.....




My dad has a pretty great job and it was really cool hangin' with him....


Oh and did I mention I got to miss school?










7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Blake, I would be glad to come and work with you if you gave me some of the "good eats!" Neat pictures. Thanks. Gramp B

Lisa H said...

Great pictures! Looks like a great day with Dad, seeing the world he sees every day.

Sohailah said...

love it! Great perspective... love that your kids are in teh thick of loving, serving and knowing Jesus and His hands to people. So amazing. Did you ever think, when you were young-ish that you would raise Missionary Kids?

Just Mom said...

Awesome. :-D

~Ginger said...

Love how the kids get to be hands on with the ministry.

Okay Blake, now tell us the truth, was that really a worm????? Ewwww!

michelle said...

Ginger do you think my sweet little innocent boy would lie? hee.

It truly was a worm and I was told he did eat it. They are dried so apparently it makes the exp. not so bad. yeah, I'm with you...ewww

Soh, never imagined it but so grateful I'm living it!

nickernoodle said...

My class I teach at church on Wednesday nights is learning about Africa. Learning about the different countries, the language, and culture. We have a guy at our church that was a missionary for 15 years there and he shared about his experiences. I was wondering if my class could do a buddy letter with you guys? They would think its neat hearing about the missionary work in Africa. Can you email me at pendleyjen@hotmail.com? Thanks!


Love the pics also! I can't believe he ate the worm. Dried or not......its still a worm! eecck!!!