Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The First Two Days

Yesterday and today - Tuesday and Wednesday!
Wow, time is going already!
Tuesday was a greet and meet for Leona & Fraser.
The class was prepared to welcome them.
Four motos came to the house and took us to the sewing school.
Leona & Fraser shared a bit about themselves to the morning class
Then we all sat around the cutting table for African Milk Tea and ground nuts!
Of course they enjoyed it.
We even got to know some things about the students we didn't know before.
After Leona & Fraser shared the afternoon class served Milk Tea and breads!
We had a great fellowship time over the table again.
We went shopping at the market for a few things to give the family of which Leona & Fraser sponsorship a child. 

Today we headed off to visit the Primary school and the sponsored child's families.

Middle Class - meets in the church.
Baby Class - meets in the church.
Primary 1 (P1) has their own class room
Two sponsored children - top left is Sareyi, bottom is Hannah.
P2 class.
Top Class
Child in the red shirt is Esther, sister to Hannanh
We all were greeting by the children and were given a chance to greet them back.
P3 class.
We then took the motos over to the village where the families live of the children mentioned above.
Pelagie with the backpacks filled with supplies.
Fraser & Leona, Pelagie & Jean Claude with Edith.
Next stop was Grandma to Esther and Hannah, with backpacks and school supplies.
Leona & I with Grandma.
Esther & Hannah live with their Grandmother since their mother left them.
On the way back we saw lots of corn kernels drying in the sun.
And getting back to the class room we had some shirts that were finished.
We were very tired out and
Peter decided we would head home a bit early.
What a great day for visiting.
What an eye opener for all of us as to the lifestyle of the families of these children.
In one home, a small spot was cleared in the living room for us to sit on small benches
as the rest the of room was full of cobs of corn that had been harvested recently.
Also in one corner was the sewing machine the lady had purchased 
from the bags that were sold when we were in Canada.
What a blessing that was to see!
God is so good.
 Our day was complete in knowing that we are doing what we can to help those that need it so much.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sharing Brick Shirts

We've been busy.
Lots has happened since last post.
Just want to let you know some of what we've been doing.
DTS Student Sophie from Canada.
Anni from Finland.
Amiss shared about what DTS is all about.
Fabien from Switzerland
Jean Philippe from Canada
Devin from Canada
Camille from Switzerland
All the DTS students and staff from the Canada team shared 
and were well received by the sewing students.
Even staff make mistakes - it was a good lesson learned by all!!!
Beautiful sunset.
A load of bricks came so Peter could fix the driveway.
The shirts are starting to get finished now, 
and the students are handing in great work.
Delphine's shirt
Anne Marie
The bricks are in position.
Theo teaching pants. It's the next item for the students.
Dieudonne came for a visit.
He also shared his testimony with the students.
We have two students that bought sewing machines (I need to get pictures), 
and it is very exciting to see the interest in that.
We have been encouraged by the funds that are coming in for the building project.
We are so thankful for those of you who have prayed with us on this,
and for those of you who have given financially toward it.
 God has continued to be faithful in what He says,
we are being provided for,
cared for,
and praising Him for all the blessings He gives.
God is Good!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday!

Hope you have a great day!

Just Some News Since New Years

Peter relaxing
His meal of chicken and fries and veggies.
My meal avocado salad.
Trying out what my camera can do on my phone! Can you guess what it is?
Friends David, Mirjam, Desire, and Jazmine!
Friends Augustine and Sylvia!
Eppy finished her outfit - very nice!
My trial run on a fabric box we will make this month in class.
The frog I found on a Kale leaf when I was out getting some for my meal.
Today we had guests - Angela from Switzerland taking her DTS in Canada, on outreach in Rwanda.
Janelle from Canada, both gals shared great testimonies of God working in their lives.
Theo helping a student.
Busy students.
The hankies were finally all handed in and marked, then handed back.
 Always something happening.
We are seeing some work getting done over at the Pre/Primary School.
Encouraged to see funds come in for that project.
Being that the children are scheduled to return on Jan. 26, that gives more time to get more finished.
Not so sure that there will be a classroom built 
but the needed new school desks and toilet will be completed.
 We are praying for God's leading on changes at the sewing school,
and we would really appreciate your prayers too.
The desire to learn more has come strong from the graduates,
and we would like to give them that opportunity.
The rest of January will be busy as we will have guests from Canada in our home.
Fraser and Leona have been here before and we are looking forward to them coming.
Okay, so they are bringing things for us and others,
but we love to have them here and enjoy the warmth with us!

God has been good to us and we love Him so much.
The protection He provides,
health He gives,
provisions from our garden,
and more.
We pray that we will be a blessing to those we are reaching out to,
that they will see what a great God His is,
that He will be lifted high so all men may see.
Oh, if we could only do more . . .