Here’s our first three graduates: Alisa, Emina and David. They will be starting first grade after the summer.
We had a barbecue with all the families in our garden, and the kids showed a dance they had practiced at preschool.
Now we’ll be on a two months summer break. School starts again in September.
Today we went on our first field trip. The Vrelo Bosne is the source of the river Bosna, and a beautful, peaceful park full of little streams, bridges, green… It’s a 10 minute drive from where we live, but most of the kids had never been there!
We had a great time full of play, in and out of the water, crossing a little stream, eating, talking about Jesus, and sliding.
On our journey through the world we also made it to India last week….
Since the beginning of April we have a playground in our garden! Thanks to Gerson, Reinhold and a mens’ team from the Vineyard Aachen! It’s very special to the kids because in our area there are no well maintained public playgrounds….
The laying of the foundations, and the kids learning about cement:
This is what the finished playground looks like:
Here are a few impressions of our birthday celebrations, and the blowing out of the candles. For many of these kids it is the first time in their lives they get to blow out the candles on a cake! When there is no money, there is no birthday.
At the end of our two week study of deserts, we put on a desert party with dress-up as bedouins, tent, cactus cup cakes, camel crafts and races and lots of more fun. We did this together with the Mother-Child Group and we had a blast!
…is what we had a lot of this February! So much that schools were closed for 3 whole weeks! We were still operating, except for a day or two that we absolutely had to close.
Since most of our preschool kids don’t have appropriate winter clothing (like snowsuits etc.), it was a big deal for them to put on snowsuits at the preschool and jump into the piles of snow in the backyard….Here are a few impressions.
The second semester started this Monday, October 3rd. We’re now open from 10 to 3 and added a nap time. We’ve had a great week so far. Down below you can witness some of the “joyful noise” we made today
… youngest to oldest. Including Angelina Ashanti born to Jasmin and Nermina Hasanovic on July 4th 2011! Thanks to everyone who was praying for her birth, it was miraculous! Welcolme Angelina!