|Ready to hit the road on Day 2|
|Fr. Marty Holler with sponsored elders|
After breakfast we were split into two groups and visited gatherings of elders. As was the case with the sponsored children and parents community is a vital part of Unbound. Elders groups meet monthly to share experiences and encourage one another. They also receive benefits differently than the children as each month a different benefit is given. At this gathering new shoes for all, dresses for the women and pants and shirts for the men were given. At other time medical check-ups, medicines or a recreational experience may be the benefit. Some may think that recreation is rather superfluous as a benefit but most of these fine folks don't really get a chance to do simple things like going to a beach. As was the case with the mothers groups there was much singing and some serious prayer as well as a well-prepared hot breakfast.
|Entering the home of an elder woman|
After two days of heading out for visits our next day kept us home at the Unbound center for a Christmas party for some of the Unbound communities in the Santa Ana area.
|Inside the Unbound property|
|Lunch at the Christmas Party|
|Each colored ball had an expression of gratitude on it|
|Gathering for the entertainment|