Wednesday, February 4, 2015

secondary school...


FCA Junior Secondary Campus opened up in January. 
Earlier this year we dedicated the land and have been watching it be built ever since. I can not even describe how thankful I am these kids get to continue at FCA and not have to go to government school! What a blessing to watch God's hand at work! 

video

(Open this video on your computer to watch the school being built)

Monday, February 2, 2015

starting again...

December consists of getting prepared for school to start again. Hiring new teachers, counting out exercise book orders and textbook orders, supply sorting and so many different tasks have to get done before starts! 





In January, our teachers return! This year our teacher training was kicked off with a fun day of team building! We had 350 teachers and discipleship staff working together to prepare for their school year! 


(Our Education Team on this side and our guests who came over to help with training.)


I was so thankful to be reunited with my team! I sure did miss them over holiday! 


Throughout the week we had games, sessions and amazing guests who taught our teachers so much! 


One morning our kids got to come lead worship again! They greeted all of the guests and then sang their hearts out! I am so proud of them and amazed to see how they are growing into young ladies and gentlemen!




This phenomenal couple led most of the training this week! We are so blessed to have them come and teach! 


Although things have been crazy busy, it is exciting to think about the thousands of kids who started school this year and the incredible opportunities they are going to have!

dreams...


Right after Christmas we had 85 Americans come over for Dream Camp. Our kids played sports, made crafts, danced and learned different skills. It is always exciting to see our kids enjoy being kids so much!

        

During Dream Camp, we had two houses open at the Tree of Life. 24 more girls were able to move into the new home! 


My birthday fell during Dream Camp and I loved getting to celebrate with my kids and celebrate this precious boy's birthday too!


At the end of the trip, the Father's Family had a graduation for their Grade 12 students and students who completed trades. What an incredible night celebrating these precious kids who have overcome so many obstacles!




the holidays..

Christmas and New Year flew by this year! 

The office Christmas party...


hanging out with the our kids...


advent devotions...


meeting the new kids who moved into Chelstone...



water balloon fights...


caroling and fireworks in the village on Christmas Eve...



figuring out how to carry on family traditions without the right ingredients...



and celebrating JESUS with His precious children!


If you can't be with family, Christmas in Zambia is pretty great!