Samnang wanted to have a birthday party to celebrate turning 21. She doesn't have any family (sorry I can't explain the background here), so she asked me to help her throw the party. She came early and helped cook all of the food and even bought some of it. It was fun to plan and anticipate the BIG day with her. She started out saying, "A small party...not many people." The next day she would come to my house or we would meet for our weekly "tea and chat" and she would give me a new list of who she wanted to invite. The list grew, but I didn't care. It was a great day for her.
|Sam and Neldo|
|Angelica and Juan|
|Yaniry. It was great to see Yaniry come. She doesn't hang around the "church crowd" but came for the party. After the party she came to church the following two Sundays.|
|Alva and me.|
|The whole gang (except the photographer)...everyone a little tired... at the end of the party.|