While Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated here in Brazil and I had no turkey dinner or days off, November offered many things to be thankful for nonetheless. The Lar project hosted two ‘Appreciation Days’ for those who work with the orphanage and those who volunteer with the Compassion project. The kids presented music and dance routines and volunteers left feeling quite loved.
Meuriam cried while playing, she was so nervous!
The Lar also had a special ‘inauguration day’ for the new fish pond and bunnies they have now – the kids are super excited for these new additions!
Fernanda showing off the new bunnies
me with one of the babies
At the Vila Andrade project, one of my students I have had since the beginning moved away – it was so sad! The students had a going away party for him, which was very special. He was a blessing to have in my class. He and his family will be missed!
My newer classes continue to move along, and I am thankful for how attentive they are to learning.
putting together word walls on “salutations!”
learning the letter “B”
In Children’s Church this month the kids learned about the Popsicle boy who lived in the Philippines and the verse from John 14:27. The last day we had popsicles for treats and made crafts with popsicle sticks, off course!
My good friend Ji got married this month, and I am so thankful for her friendship and I was honored to be apart of her special day.