Sunday, June 28, 2015

Week 8 With Some Highlights of the Last Few Weeks

Life has been rather busy here at the little school in the bush. I picked up a class for a staff member who went on furlough, preparations are starting for the end of term program, and the never ending mountains of marking. A grade 1 broke her arm playing on the see-saw (the second broken arm and third arm injury in less than a year), and the fire break around the school was burned. We had our first half-term; here are a few pictures from that.

One of the half-term mornings was crazy hair day; the junior boys had a lot of fun with this!

We’ve had several former students from Australia visiting this weekend; it’s been fun to visit with them, hear stories of the good ol’ days, and get to see them enjoying this as a positive experience. We also have some visitors from the UK who have been helping out in many different areas.

Please keep praying that the Lord will provide staff for next year. We are loosing a core teacher, and so far there doesn’t seem to be anyone interested. Whether His answer is more grace, or another person, we want to rest fully in Him. After all, this is His school, not ours!

Parting shot: Sunrise in the bush

Monday, June 1, 2015

Short Update, Week 4

* There was a birthday; my chillin's were very nice to me and presented me with sweet cards and notes. In the evening the ladies of the station gathered for an evening of relaxing while enjoying the movie To Kill a Mockingbird.

* Dry season is here; warm socks are a must on the cold cement floors, and I am very thankful for my new comforter.

* While we are short staffed this term, the Lord is supplying grace and strength. I suppose one of these days I'll stop being so surprised at what I can do in His strength...

* My right knee has started to act up; going downhill quickly causes sharp pain, and during the course of my day my knee often feels stiff and tight. I'm praying that it will be sorted out quickly, as there is rather a lot of downhill in my life...

* The first half-term starts this Friday, so this week is all about finishing off so we can enjoy a few days off! I just hope my students take my encouragement to heart...

* Preparing the grade 9 students for their music exam is becoming quite a 'thing.' Prayers for wisdom in dealing with the local music teacher, the students, and how to best go about this would be much appreciated.