Saturday, November 26, 2011

Picture Saturday: Me at work

Welcome everyone to my world at work:

At my desk - this was taken on Remembrance Day, hence the poppy

Shelving in the elementary section

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Why I love my job: grade 6 helpers

700s - Art & Recreation  Bulletin Board
Shelf Markers for Elementry Students
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 wanted. 

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.

Seeing the creativity and youth of these students is just one of the reasons why I love my job at ICSB!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Picture Saturday and CRWM Pages

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 :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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.