Friday, June 4, 2010

My Elephant Experience

The weekend started out with a long trip, but it was worth it.

Toward the end of the trip, we got to go to an elephant reserve. First, our guide showed us the stable where the elephants stay and how they fed them. Next, he taught us about an elephant’s body. (It was kind of like a field trip!) He told us that a lot of the elephant’s weight is on the front of the body, so the front feet are round and big, while the back feet are oval and smaller, because they carry less weight.

Then we met the elephants; Casper and Kitso. Casper is 24, and Kitso is 11. We got to pet them, and they even gave us kisses! Now I may live in Africa, but it’s not every day that I get elephant kisses! We also took them for a walk, trunk in hand. We got pictures.

That is an experience I won’t forget.

Kayla Rodgers

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My new poem


Looking for grace
Trying to find that piece
Missing inside you want so much

Not just wanting
I see a light in them
They then told me what it was: hope
Now found

-Kayla Rodgers

“Hope’s name is Jesus.” –Ben Rodgers

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Year!

Happy New Year! I'm still on holidays and I am having a blast! We gave Siwe a surprise birthday party and Joelle, Ruth and Siwe spent the night! That was fun.Good start for 2010!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just wishing everyone a merry Christmas and one full of JOY!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

An embarrassing story

An embarrassing story I would like to forget starts when I borrow my friend’s [Siwe] high heels.
It was the thing where your shoes match my dress, and my shoes match yours. So we exchanged. Siwe had black flats, and I had two and a half inch high heels. So off to church we went. When we got there I was walking like a duck. I walked over to a lady complementing her on her shoes and expecting a complement back. When there was no complement, I walked off. I was also wearing pants that fold up at the end and one of the high heels got stuck in the fold. Sure enough, I fell… in the middle of the parking lot! I still didn’t know what happened. I was still standing up in my head. I asked myself, ”What fell? Oh, I fell. No wonder that thing was so heavy.” Next A young man came and tried to help me up, but the high heel was still stuck! Siwe, her sister Ruth, and all the other witnesses [about 20 people] were laughing HARD. Pride [literally] comes before a fall!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


My family and I are sick. Dad isn't because he is in Malowi.but this is one COOOLD November for us.We are getting better .

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Birthday!

I just had a birthday!It was on the 13th of November.My mom and I went shopping! Is there a better way to celabrate?That was awsome.We were looking at swimsuits and then the store played "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer".Only in Africa do you hear Christmas music while looking at swimsuits.