Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Wonderful Week With Red Bank

This past week, a group from Red Bank Church of Christ in Chattanooga, TN, was here to finish up some work projects that had been started by the previous work groups here.  This group was absolutely fantastic, and I really enjoyed getting to know each one of them and spending time together.  They were able to finish putting the roof on the dorms, and they were also able to hang some doors and do some electrical and plumbing jobs.  Besides all of their hard work, they were such an encouragement to all of us.  We had lots of fun together, and I was really sad to see them go.  Thanks again to this awesome Red Bank group for all of their hard work and for all of the fun times we were able to have together!  Can't wait until all of you get to come visit again!

Monday, February 14, 2011

An Application Celebration

This past Friday, the students' applications were due. Literally all but two of them who were given an application turned one back in. We were so excited by this outcome, and we know God's hand is at work in this school. Please continue to be prayerful about these kids and their families as they move into the next phase of the application process. Also, say a prayer of thanks for the great success we've seen so far!

A work group from Red Bank in Chattanooga, TN, is coming in today. They're planning to finish up some construction on the school and will be here until next Monday. Pray God will bless their time here and give them safe travels. 

On a completely different note, we've had very limited Internet connectivity since I've been here. I've tried to post some pictures on here a few times, but the connection is too slow. I'll keep trying, so hopefully you'll get to see some pics soon. Love and miss you all very much! And Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Parent Meeting

Last night we had the first parent meeting for the new school.  We invited kids from Bobita and Rio San Juan to come to the meeting with their parents and learn about the school.  The meeting went so well!  All of the kids from Bobita who were invited came, and most of the kids from Rio San Juan came as well. 

The meeting started off with Rachel welcoming everybody and telling the families there how happy we were that they came.  Ronald said a prayer, and then the mayor of Rio San Juan spoke for a few minutes.  After that, Rachel and Chad talked about what the school was going to be like and some expectations we have.  Finally after Evan closed things out with a scripture and a prayer, we got to pass out the folders that contained some information about the school and an application.  The parents seemed very interested in the school and several stayed afterwards to ask questions. 

We were all so excited about how this meeting went.  It was the first big step in getting everyone involved, and it went over so well.  The applications are due Friday, February 11, so be prayerful about these kids and their families as they work to fill out the application.  Thank you so much for all of the prayers offered up about this meeting.  I know they had a part in the success that we had.  Love and miss you all so much!  More updates soon.