We received an extra warm welcome the second we walked through the gate at our service project at Mattaw Children – I went to greet Beatrice, one of the many incredible Mamas in this village, and instead of shaking my hand she took Greta from my arms for a big cuddle!Wherever you find the babies, you will find Lucy.Greta taking her painting job VERY seriously…It has been an absolute JOY to work alongside the Bud & Kimberly Huffman, who founded Mattaw Children, and learn more about their story. Amongst some of the outstanding things that Bud and Kimberly have done here in Kenya, they have created @mattawchildren for underprivileged children in unique and devastating situations. They bring them into loving HOMES centered around God (note: not an orphanage), with parents and all the tools to succeed in life. No one is labeled as an “orphan”, but a “brother/sister”. It was so inspiring to play, laugh, and LEARN from these children during our project in their village. Lots of them have come from abuse and severe poverty, and now have dreams of becoming doctors, teachers, lawyers, and THEY ARE THRIVING!Lucy vs a big nasty cowpie hahah the cowpie won.Everything feels so carefree in Kenya, it started to downpour and we all ran into the school for refuge but then we saw the kids frolicking in the rainstorm so we all went out and danced and ran around with them until our toes were pruney! While our projects with the Somewhere Devine team consisted of building/improving the school and homes in Mattaw Children’s Village, I can’t help but feel like we are walking away with so much more than we could have ever given. These children filled us with love, and they taught our HEARTS! I am forever grateful.