Here are some highlights of the last few weeks.
Initially,there was the time to breathe deeply and take in the beauty of our country. I was especially moved by the splendor of Spring with all its reminders of God's great love displayed in green foliage and blossoming flowers. Leaving Burkina Faso at the end of the dry season when everything is brown and lifeless, the contrast was a refreshing reminder of God's transforming love.
Time spent with family and friends is such an encouragement and brings bounce to my step and joy to my heart. No trip home would be complete without a visit to St. Agnes School where I was able to thank the students and faculty for once again blessing Sheltering Wings through their fund raising efforts. Over $6,500 was raised to help support our milk program.
St. Thomas School in West Springfield included Sheltering Wings as a beneficiary of a recent fundraiser. As a result of their generosity, the first grade in Kimini will have reading books and the school will finally have the flagpole they have wanted for so long. Students helping students… it doesn't get better than that !
|Sr. Patty and St. Thomas students|
Other highlights included :
Catching up with the Lowe Family who recently
enlarged their family with the addition of their son, D. J. ,who joins their four daughters.
|The Lowe Family|
|Dr.Scott and Anna|
|Rev. Bill Furey and Anne|
We were blessed by the thoughtfulness and generosity of Christopher and Catherine Stankiewicz who included our Burkina Babies in the shower to welcome their first child. We will think of them each time we are able to gift an infant in Kimini with a blanket or clothing as a result of your kindness.
My heart overflows with gratitude and praise for all the blessings God showers on us daily!