Hi Everyone. I am not sure our news from Fond-des-Blancs comes as often as it has in the past, but we are still here and doing well.
The Caleb project is in the middle of its second year of a three year commitment. You probably know there are six young men participating in this program. They have all chosen communities where they have begun churches and development projects. They spend four days a week in their communities and three days a week in class with Jean. This week we had a visitor that gave them an excellent seminar on how to write project proposals. She also gave them homework to help them attempt to put into practice what they learned from her. The board members divided up into six groups so that each community could be visited. The visits were to assess each student’s commitment and involvement in their communities. They all came back with great insights of what is going well and suggestions of what also could be done or tweaked. The board members were impressed with this beginning and the students were excited to have the visitors.
Jean and I remain in excellent health. For the past year I have been in the process of getting two new teeth implants. These are replacing a worn out crown and bridge. They were finally put in place the day after my birthday. I also had a root canal done that day. It was uncomfortable, but a relief and a blessing to have all that work completed.
The months of May and June are busy months for all the students. They are currently involved in an intra-school soccer tournament. This is the first year so many schools are participating to make it an actual tournament. The 6th graders and the 9th graders are both studying for their government exams. Please pray especially for them. Both Mother’s Day and Flag Day will see fun activities for everyone.
Yours in Christ,