Sunday, January 22, 2012
The toys were for children of all ages from the babies to the primary school age children. There were also several soccer balls for our older boys who love to play ‘football’ as it is called here.
Because there were not enough toys for each child in our primary school, our director chose 5 or 6 of the neediest children from each class and we invited them to stay after school for something special. It was heart-warming to see the smiles of some of our children who possibly had never received a gift of a toy before.
It was also great fun for us to meet our new Marine friends and to introduce them to the project.
Thank you so much to the Marines inside of Burkina and outside who promote this wonderful program throughout the world.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The students earned credit in cultural studies and also towards their ‘student teaching’ hours as they taught prepared lessons in each of our primary classrooms. The team leader, Angela Hare, also taught lessons in our 5th and 6th grade classes.
Thanks so much for the visit, Messiah College, and we look forward to more times together in the future.
Of course, ‘home for the holidays’ is always very special and therapeutic. We had memorable times together to remember the birth of our Savior and to celebrate His love.
This is 4-year old Claire
Great Grandma and 4 of the grandchildren.
The magic of Christmas
And more family celebrations
I enjoyed lots and lots of face-to-face ‘coffee time’ with friends from near and far.
Coffee with Kate Horrigan
The Mathenys from Kentucky
And, just some everyday family time.
Claire is a ‘bat’ as she hangs upside down
Lillian getting her ears pierced. She isn't so happy in this picture but she was very happy and proud to show her new earrings afterwards.
Family fun with a new WII game