Recently a group of volunteers….16 in total…. came to Macha. They are from I-TEC,a volunteer group, based in Pennsylvania, that sends out teams all over the world to help with electricity problems. As you know, a big need for us here…. and they felt we qualified! We have been so blessed as different members of the team have been here for about 6 weeks now helping in many many ways!
The last two girls in God’s Army for MICS arrived from the Netherlands this week!!
PTL they arrived safely and enjoyed a warm welcome from the rest of the team, boarding students, and best of all, the MICS students and teachers. Read More
Finger painted thumb prints and sidewalk chalk drawings of themselves helped them to see how they have been uniquely and specially created by God.
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We have heard the _ _ _ _ _ _ is coming to town!!!
The first graders took a short field trip to visit the NINE kittens born in the MICS house a few weeks ago. Our two mother cats had kittens within 24 hours of each other. They are all one big happy family. They do know which kittens belong to what mother …… but they share the responsibility and feeding times.
The first graders enjoyed holding and playing with the little kittens. They were afraid at first as the children are not used to house pets. They tend to treat animals in a rough and tuff manor so it is good for the children to learn how to care for a pet and be kind and gentle. They check on them often and look for changes in them.
They told me they are not afraid anymore(-: Yes…… they all want one to take home!
Mrs. Hess began the Home Economics classes right away. She is currently teaching the children how to sew on buttons. They will make a bag and we are working on getting crochet hooks flown in so they can learn how to crocket. They will do some beading projects as well during this time.
We are keeping Amy very busy as she is also teaching reading and English to the third graders. She has taken over the weekly library classes which gives me a bit of break. It is fun to have someone else come and share their creative ideas with the children.
We are thankful for her time here. The children are excited and love her and all she does for them.
We are back in Zambia and the 2009 school year for MICS is off to a great start.
We are very excited at MICS. The container bringing the PlayMart playground arrived and the “Wonder” is now in place. We tried to document the installation of all of the playground but could capture/send only a few of the stages for you.
Everything is in place with the exception of the layer of river sand that will cover the area (6-8 inches of sand).
The children do not quite know what to make of this beautiful structure in the middle of “the bush”. They will get safety/play instructions on Monday 27 Oct. and then the fun begins!!