We met a little girl who is going to school at Upendo (she doesn't live there, but walks there every day). Her name is Debra and she is absolutely adorable. She caught our eye as soon as we saw her. She has the most piercing eyes and the sweetest smile. We hugged her, smiled at her, and played with her (as well as the others of course).
We later met her father who is a local pastor and also drives a boda boda. When we met him he told us that when Debra came home she told him that she met some new friends at school and they love her so much.
The funny thing is that we never actually said the words "I love you" to her. But she knew, through our actions that we love her.
Our verse for this trip has been 1 John 3:18, "My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue but in deed and in truth."
When a child can tell you love her even though you have never said those words, you know you're doing something right.