This year I have
some wonderful grade 6 students who are helping me in the library.They are creative and full of new ideas.Most often I have them work on a project that
has some type of artistic aspect.I am a believer in building leadership and
independent thinking through allowing the students to come up with the majority
of the ideas for their projects with minimal guidance. When I asked the
students to do a bulletin board display all I told them was that they needed to
use a book called Bob the Alien Learnsabout the Dewey Decimal System as a started point and choose one of the ten main classes of the Dewey Decimal System as the theme.They were allowed to design it away way they
Recycled Packing Material soon to be a Christmas Tree
Today when I asked
them to break up some boxes and throw out some packing materials they asked if
they could use it for their Christmas display instead. Of course I agreed and
they made a wonderful Christmas tree.Unfortunately, they were not able to finish it and when they were unable
to return at lunch to complete it I had to pick it up off the floor and it feel apart.I expect, though, next Tuesday we are going
to have a wonderful Christmas tree in the library window just in time for the
beginning of December.
creativity and youth of these students is just one of the reasons why I love my
job at ICSB!
The Christian Reformed World Missions is working in revamping their pages for missionaries - including one for me. Feel free to check out this page. It includes an overview of my ministry and a live count of where I am with my support raising.
The CRWM also has a page about the background of the ministry in Hungary including a video.
Lastly, I will leave you with a picture of a beautiful window - I believe it is somewhere here in Hungary, but if not it is European for sure :)
Two weeks ago I was left in a train station by a group of
about 20 people while the boarded the train to Vajta, Hungary.I had passed out tickets to all of them and
gave instructions on how to get to the retreat centre where were we going to
have the first CRWM Europe retreat in 3 years.I was left behind to wait for two people I had never met before and take
the next train. It turned out that I had a connection to the husband of the
couple that I was meeting – he taught at the elementary school where I use to
attend many years before. This was the beginning of a great weekend of
spiritual refreshment and connecting with other CRWM missionaries.Between the times of spiritual discussion we
also had a bit of fun together.See the
YouTube video below with the results of a photo scavenger hunt that we had.