The month is more than half gone, and yet it seems like it only just started! So, alas, I must play catch-up. We successfully finished painting the girls' sala in time for the judge's visit, and it turned out quite well (I will try to post pictures). Many girls have exclaimed, "I love my home!", as a result of the brighter look.
Last week was filled with the various activities related to Guatemala's Independence Day festivities. On Monday, two of our elementary school girls competed in the contest for the queens, and one was chosen as one of the four queens. On Tuesday, Jim and I got to be two of the judges to help pick the queens and "Mr. Independencia" for the middle school/high school aged children. None of our girls competed in that group, so it was easier to be unbiased! Later in the week the middle/high school group had a spelling bee (in English!). Two of our girls participated, but were knocked out relatively early on. Both did an excellent job, and we are very proud of their efforts.
This coming Sunday Jim is giving the message. As part of his message he is having some of the girls do an illustration of his point through a drama. So, every night this week they have been busy practicing over in the Blue Building. Never a dull moment! Pray that Jim's message and the drama go smoothly and are well received.
Jim & Kate