We recently bid adieu to the Millán family (Germán, Luz Marina, Mariana and Natalia), who ran our mission's center in Lita for seven years. They are returning to their native Colombia. They will be missed. Please pray for God's provision for new caretakers of that property.
Last week my father-in-law Wilson, his friend Gilberto and I went up the mountain to our Radio Punto tower to spray the thistles and weeds. We do this a few times each year. It was a beautiful day, and I appreciated their help.
Today we held a special program to mark the end of the home school year. We invited our teacher helpers to attend.
Mirjam (left) works with Joel on Tuesdays and Sarah (right) works with Amelia on Tuesdays. Daniel, who works with Joel on Wednesdays, was sick and unable to attend. All three are members of the Liebenzell German Impact team which serves in Ecuador each year (with different participants) from October to August.
We started by singing the Ecuadorian national anthem.
Joe followed by leading the United States national anthem and pledge.
Amelia led the pledge to the Christian flag,
and Joel the pledge to the Bible.
Joel delivered his oral book report on Look Who's Playing First Base by Matt Christopher.
He did it with vitality and enthusiasm.
Then Sarah introduced her student Amelia.
Amelia recited "God Gave Me Eyes" by Olive Burt.
Mirjam and Joel
Sarah and Amelia
The four teachers and students. You can see the love they have for each other.
Then we had the essential snack time.
Even Jacob got in on the action. Elias was sleeping.
We thank God for the help of Mirjam, Sarah, and Daniel. Not sure that we could have done home school this year without them, at least not without losing our sanity. In September another German helper is coming to spend the year with us. More about that later.