The hospitality of the children of Nova Campina is humbling. Two more huge parties today. The children are full of questions, from “What is your school like?” to “Do you miss your family?” to “What is God to you?”
There are no computers in the classrooms.
Only a few in the school.
Only a very small number will continue their education.
Some interesting facts I learned today:
In Brazil, the students can vote at age 16.
They can drink at 18.
They cannot drive until 18.
Many students have American names like Carol, John, Jennifer, Grace Kelly, and Victor.
They like Queen, Guns and Roses, and Justin Bieber.
They have never seen The Hunger Games, but love Harry Potter, Walking Dead, and Twilight.
Many students have cell phones, no iPhones, and they LOVE to take pictures. I have never had my picture taken so many times. I feel like a celebrity; they all want a picture with me.