Many of you might not know but last week I, Bethany, had to quickly fly to Kenya to get a root canal because I just couldn't wait any longer. Eli did a wonderful job here in Melut with all three boys on top of his other responsibilities. God very much had His hand on my travels and brought me safely home by boat on Sunday evening. The next morning our new semester began at Gideon Theological College and I taught the first class at 8:30 - Teaching Literacy in the Community.
No, the picture above is not me. :) Mr. Philip Eisa, our principal taught Research Methods on Tuesday.
Welcome to the Principal's Office: Mr. Philip Eisa
|Academic Dean: Eli Fader|
|Librarian, school nurse, health & Bible teacher: Claire Meckler|
|The students seem refreshed from their break and motivated for the new semester.|
|Eli and the men worked on problem solving skills as they discussed how to erect the poles for the tent cover.|
|Isaac, Evan and Josh love doing their part. They are just like their Papa and LOVE working hard.|
|This little girl cried the first time she saw me. Now she runs into my arms yelling, "Nyadeng! Nyadeng!" (my Dinka name) when she sees me!|
|In other news, we are all very thankful for good rains because the gardens all over campus are flourishing. Today Nyayup was showing me how tall her maize has grown - now it's taller than her!|
We are also very very grateful to have Elizabeth as part of our family. She began working for us, helping out in the house, when we first arrived but now she comes 5 days a week to help wash clothes, clean house, and cook. While I was away in Kenya, she began cooking and when I got back I heard how good her food was. Since my mornings are full with class at the college plus homeschooling the boys, it is such a blessing that she cooks lunch and has it ready every day for us. This week she fried fresh fish and it was seriously the best fried fish we had ever tasted. She is such a gift!