Monday, February 18, 2013

Off to a Great Start

We are about a month in to the new Baxter school year, and things are off to a great start.  New students from Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Ecuador are getting settled in, and more students from Cuba are due to arrive in a couple months.  Bart and I are resuming pretty much the same roles that we had last year, with one of Bart's main duties as supervising the weekend ministry assignments of all the students, and one of my main duties as providing therapy to the students and employees of Baxter, as well as people from the community.  
As part of Bart's supervisory role, last weekend we headed into the mountains to a small church in a place called La CiĆ©naga.  The young woman on the far left in the photo above, Martha, taught the little kids' Sunday School class, and asked me to assist.  Martha, having only been at Baxter a few weeks, was already jumping right in and interacting with the children of this small village in animated, positive ways.  And as has become the norm these days, Bart and I drove away from visiting a new church and meeting new people feeling very encouraged by what God is doing in and through the lives of His children here.