Farewell Marius, Hello Noelia
Marius, the Norwegian intern who has been here over Christmas, was leaving this evening, so a party was planed in his honour. Marius has been a great hit here, working hard with the special school and Barnabas orphans.
I visited during the day when preparations were under way. Gloria was in the bath…
And Shanique hopped in with her, fully dressed!
We got spruced up and joined the party in the evening. Lydia is not yet used to Jacob’s extended family!
Shanique loves an audience
Marius was given a cake – naming him “MJ Charo”, i.e. one of the Charo family.
The tradition is that he has to feed everyone cake, then be fed by everyone,with much chanting!
With his new wazazi (parents)
With the whole family, and new intern Noelia
The Charo Brothers
Fed by mama
And then, everyone departed to see Marius to the stage on the way for a night flight to Nairobi (first of 4 flights over 48 hours to reach the Arctic circle in northern Norway – that WILL be a shock to hs system!)