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We’ve Moved and are Wrapping Up This Term!

The Great Room extends from front to back!

Side view of the HarvestCall apartment building where we live!

There were lots of swift transitions this past month! We moved next door to a smaller apartment and the Steiner family has already moved into our former apartment.Grace’s school year concluded successfully and Trinity is finished being a teacher’s aid there for the semester too. Now we are looking forward to the summer in Ohio with family and friends! We will travel back with the Steiner’s.

Already a 7th grader!

Grace and Annie, best buds!

There have been quite a few missionaries leaving from around here recently. It is always hard to say goodbye! Even though we will go in different directions, we are so thankful for all the shared experiences, good times and lessons learned.

We enjoyed many good times with the Plattner’s from Bonne Fin, our pizza party friends!

Saying goodbye to the Plattners at the Nami!

Saying goodbye to Kaitlin!

We received a wonderful gift from a departing family…a new dog, Sally! We love her already and look forward to spending more time with her when we get back. She and Grace already play tag in and out of all the doors to the back porch!

Meet Sally, our newest family member!

We have been blessed this year with lots of new sponsors! We are thankful to meet each new child that gets the opportunity to receive an education. May God bless everyone who supports this program. We are looking forward to moving into the remodeled office at the end of the year! There will be so many more things we can do with the kids with more room!

Notice the T-shirt…but get ready for the next one! His twin brother’s is even better! 🙂

The original angry bird!

The second story is going up!

Finish work is starting in other areas!

Floor tile is going down!

Framing the stairs!

A day later…a floating stairway!

We are blessed to work with the kindest and most patient guy who makes it all happen!


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Our First Work Team Digs Right In!

It was such a huge blessing to have a team of plumbers and electricians come to work on the first floor of the new Child Sponsorship office. Bruce and Lois Maibach, Garth Maibach, Dennis Fry and Lynn Kipfer formed our first team. They dug right in and handled every curve ball and every challenge that was thrown at them! We appreciated having Lois help with many tasks at the house, especially helping us get ready to move! Thanks again to each one for sharing your time and talents.

Garth and others at the massive Sunday School in Renault!

Bruce and Lois saying goodbye to the kids!

Dennis, Garth and Lynn enjoying all the kids!

Grant Heinold was here on a maintenance team and he was a great help to Bruce and Garth! Tile will eventually go over the conduit on the floor.

Lynn and Dennis made quick work of the plumbing installation!

Enjoying a meal with the Maibachs and Trinity’s friend Sidney Schar!

Visiting a widow and her grandchildren (and neighbors!).

More visits bring great joy to widows!

A trip downtown through the market was interesting!

Buying grilled corn on the street after sharing the gospel!

A huge group of teams and missionaries for Sunday lunch at the beach!

Trinity loved spending the week with Sidney!

Construction Update: Now that all the conduit is in the walls and the pipe under the floor, we are set to continue finishing out the first floor walls and ceiling. Then on to the second level and more updates to follow…

Remodeling the old office has been a bit tricky!

The large meeting hall is taking shape!

New construction envelopes the old building!

Other areas are nearing the final stucco coating!

New Child Sponsorship video! We had a small team here recently to film a new video for Child Sponsorship. The goal of the video is to explain the need for help with education in third world countries and how the program works. We followed two students through their day and showed a typical rural school and a typical city school. We will provide a link to the new video when it is finished!

Holly was one of the students we filmed throughout her day!

This team of oxen was working in the field right next to Holly’s house!