What’s shakin’ ?

We are! or were.

Last night at about 8:52 pm, we experienced a light seismic tremor! Talk about exciting. I imagine anyone that has lived in California for any length time would be unimpressed, but being from Missouri, we found it very exciting indeed. If only it had lasted a bit longer or been a bit stronger…

The first quarter is well under way. Quizzes, tests and homework are again a part of every day. If all the work outside the classroom weren’t enough, I have only to think of my feet to be reminded just how much work teaching is. To all the teachers of my past: a huge Thank You.

This past week we had several students and staff feeling ill. Fever and headaches were common. Alaina missed a couple of days of school with flu-like symptoms, I guess something’s going ’round. Please pray for health for our students and staff.

Anessa’s class had a pet toad last week. This was a really big deal, because Haitians, for the most part, detest toads and frogs. To hear a child of any age tell you that if you pick up a toad it will pee in your eyes and make you blind is really common. Mr. John found a huge toad and made a tank of sorts so that Miss April’s class could keep it. During the week Miss April told the second grade girls that if she kissed the toad he would turn into a prince. She kissed her fingers and patted the toad. When the toad didn’t turn into a prince, Anessa said, “You must not be ready for your prince.” Maybe she’s right, but I’m still praying for a prince for Miss April.

Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti, the community of Port-de-Paix and the ministry at Sonlight.

11…as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Cor 1:11