This year started out with a bang!! We landed back in SA after several wonderful weeks in the States, and got straight to work. Here are a few photos of the MANY MANY teaching aids/posters/books donated by our new home-school friends in the Canton area. You guys really outfitted our new 2nd grade class and brightened up the 1st grade one too! Thank you soooooooo much!
And soon when Judy brings the other boxes of donated books , this little bookshelf is also going to be full !!!
And I have a lovely new assistant who is helping me with delivering vitamins at the pre-schools. Her name is Emi Deetlefs.
She stold the show today as she hand delivered several boxes of her own toys & stuffed animals to the kids and helped me re-fill all the vitamin bottles. We have the "get a new toy - give away a toy" rule in our house, so I wanted her to see how happy giving these toys would make some kids with no toys to play with. I was really proud of her, and she says she definitely wants to come with me again.
I will send more pics later this week as someone donated 20 tickets for our 1st and 2nd graders to go see the movie "ANNIE". It will be many of their first time to go to the movies so we're really looking forward to that!
Marius is rocking along at Global Junction and business there is not really slowing down. It was an amazing December and we're praying for more growth there (spiritually and financially) in this year.
Please pray for my visa renewal. The process is much more involved and much slower now so we really need some divine help for it to get processed in time!
Thank you all for your love, care and support. We appreciate you so very much!
The Deetlefs Family
(Marius, Jodi, & Emi)