Sadly, however, there were still many carepoints and squatter villages. Carepoints, Pritt explained, are "safe places where kids go to get a meal and have fun." They're set up through AIM, Children's HopeChest, local pastors and volunteers.
"We mostly went to three main carepoints in Manzini," she said. "I went to Mangwene carepoint most days and assisted with things like preschool and serving them food. I got to play with some of the best kids."
"[Carepoints] differ depending on their location," she added. "Some had a preschool. The one I went to most had a toilet; most had a squatty potty, which is like an outhouse."
When they arrived, people were eager for their help. Children ran to them in desperate appreciation. Some children had to walk miles to the nearest carepoint, but they did it because it was better than the alternative.
"We went to the government hospital in Manzini, which was separated into sections like the child's ward, the women's ward and the men's ward. The only people with their own rooms were infected with TB.
"At this hospital, there was a little baby with an IV in its head. No one was around, so I just prayed over the baby.
"When the baby's mom came up, I talked to her for a while. They had been there for a while, and you could see just how exhausted she really was. She said the doctors told her the baby had a 50/50 chance of survival, and no one would hold the baby because he wasn't allowed to be moved. She was standing there all day and all night not knowing if her baby was going to make it, and she couldn't even hold her baby.
"It was the saddest thing -- completely broke my heart. I prayed with the mother until we left. When we came back, I wasn't sure if the baby would still be there. Sure enough, I saw them. The mother was smiling, and the baby was crawling around IV-free.
"I got to hold the baby while his mom went to get food, and he fell asleep on me. It was the most precious thing. I've never had a greater moment in my life."
Sadly, the trip had to end. Goodbyes were said, and Pritt made her way back to the States, bringing million of memories and stories with her.
But that wasn't the end for Pritt. She has plans to return to Swaziland this summer and visit her Swazi friends again.
This year's trip runs July 5-Aug. 2. It only costs about $4,200, but Pritt is hoping to again raise $5,000. She plans to raffle off more items, such as another wooden quilt rack, and hold multiple fundraisers.
Her mission work won't end there, either.
"I have more questions than answers about my future," she said. "I have a nine-month mission trip after I graduate high school, but after that I'm not sure.
"I've considered going into the Peace Corps," she continued. "I just want to follow where God leads me. Now that I've given up my previous post-graduate plans, I rely on God more. I feel free and more excited to see where this life takes me."
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