Thursday, June 11, 2009

Elizabeth's banquet

Yesterday was Elizabeth's 4th grade banquet. Here in Romania the children have the same teacher grade 1 through 4. Not too many years ago many children left school after the 4th grade if their families needed help with farming or raising animals. Several moms were teary and they asked me if it wasn't a very emotional occasion for me. It is a milestone for sure and I am saddened when I think of how much the girls parents have missed.

The picture is of Elizabeth's teacher and preschool teacher who also came to the banquet. The preschool teacher continued to call Elizabeth for her birthday even when she went on to school.

Monday, June 8, 2009

This last week...

We have been working to rebuild Claudia a new shack in Apple Way. These are her neighbors.

Here is Claudia and her 3 little boys. Claudia is now 21.

This is Ionci and Ramos, Claudia's husband, we are making progress on this shack. We have 2 walls done and the roof. I need to buy more wood. Walter is going this week and take some tools and a wheelbarrow so Ramos can prepare the ground to pour cement. There were 5 boards left to put on a side wall and I told Ramos that if he didn't get them up I was not going to come with more material or workers. We'll see how that goes.....

Matt is here for two weeks helping me. He was here last year with Barb's team from Roberts. He has been a tremendous help to me and the girls love him! We had bagged food for another distribution and he loaded my truck - he is game for any adventure!