May 8, 2012

I can do all things

Canada HANDS Team:

..through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Today, our team divided into different areas of service. Tim met with the Pastors of the countrys Presbyterian churches operating the local preschools and elementary schools. He heard moving presentations and personal testimonies, and discussed the needs and priorities of schools so that future assistance can be lined up.  

Several team members assisted the students and teachers in the classrooms, and I was the substitute teacher for Standard 3 (gr 5) classroom this afternoon.

The rest of the team continued work in the new classrooms, mixing up the mortar, flinging in at the block wall (a learned skill!)  smoothing it out, and of course, continuing the clean up.

We all met back at the Betsons, where the Pastor had prepared a special barbequed dinner, complete with heart shaped decorations on the salads in honour of Dick and Betty`s anniversary. The chicken was great, but the recipe for the bbq sauce is carefully guarded.

(A special greeting to the Bootsma families back home. Looking forward to seeing you soon - in 4 sleeps!)



John & Joyce
May 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

Good Morning, what a wonderful way to serve, to be a blessing and then to be be blessed by them.

have a wonderful couple of days yet and

praying for safe travel home on Friday.

May 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

Happy birthday to Dad/Pake and happy anniversary to Mom & Dad/Nanna & Pake from the Devries/Zandberg families!

Thanks for the picture of the heart themed salads.

Blessings to the whole team for the days to come and on your travels home!

May 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

Nice to see all these posts and that the team is doing well. Happy Birthday to my Dad, and Happy anniversary Mom and Dad Devries. Looking forward to your return.

Pauline & Jer, Solomon and Nathan xoxo

May 9, 2012 at 10:46 am

Happy Birthday Dad and Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad (Nana and Pake!). We love you very much and cannot wait to see you when you come home. May the Lord continue to bless you, keep you and make His face shine upon you in the year ahead.

Lots of lots,

Daniel, Heidi, Jude and Eden

May 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Nice picture! Sneaking some kisses in the shadows.

May 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Happy Birthday Dad, and Happy Anniversary Dad and Mom!

We love you.

Harmen and Tricia, Diana, Bryn, Dirk and Tessa DeVries

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