Saturday, 2 May 2015
So much happens in the course of a week here and we have not really related it all. A few more pictures to try and let you know and understand what goes on here.
We love attending St Mary's Church. The picture is taken before the service started and it seems to fill up only after the service has begun. The best part is when the Sunday School comes in for communion and there must have been about 50 kids that arrived to the service. The music is lively and the children usually sit beside us to help us through the service and find the right page for us to follow! The parish is so welcoming to our team. Raul introduced us in the announcement time to the people and some of the congregation we are beginning to recognize. Most certainly, the Dean - Rev Gerardo Alonzo.
We always had visitors at our door in the school cat and her little family who loved to get inside. And one day she did get in and was in there awhile when no one was around. She certainly enjoyed our snacks that we had left out in the kitchen.
We are thankful for the technology that we have access to so that we can connect with our loved ones and get the blog out. We had also been without internet for a few days which was a difficult time for us techies. This picture is of some of the team at the "Internet Cafe" (the hot spot for WiFi)checking their messages.
Sometimes when the signal is weak, one must stand at the corner of a certain building as Michael is doing.
We witnessed high standards in all the schools this week and we also noticed this sign at the Agricultural School.
"Without Agriculture, there is no food and without Christ there is no life"
This picture is only of one boy doing his chores, but every evening, we saw a rotation of the students cleaning and moping the dining hall, washing the dishes, sweeping the grounds or delivering the laundry.
There are always lineups! Lineups to go to class, to the dining room, to get to the sink to brush their teeth. And always so orderly. This one is to go into the dining hall.
All these paintings will be displayed and on sale on October 24th at the Car Rally in October. You won't want to miss that!
This kids this week certainly got the idea where we came from. They were delighted with their CANADA T-shirts. What 7 year old boy is excited about getting a T-Shirt? These boys were!
We are using our fingers for our fried chicken and the kids are trying to eat it with their knife and fork - until an adult gives them permission to pick it up in their fingers.
I wonder how many hugs were given out and received this week. Hundreds?
Sometimes even the big people like to get down on-their kines to do some of the crafts. the murals that the kids have done this week will be on display at St Luke's and St Timothy's.
It was neat to have two Mom and Daughter teams there this year. Glad to have Carolyn along this year on her first trip to El Hogar.