Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Canada

We are very happy to be able to spend a few weeks this Christmas holiday with our family and friends in Canada.  We have come home to the driest, sunniest December on record at the coast…so it has been great to have sunny skies rather than dark rain :)  It hardly looks like winter here!
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We have enjoyed relaxing and taking in some Christmas activities this past couple of weeks…
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…and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and blessed new year!
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Kindergarten Graduation in Kibaale

What a day for celebration!  On Thursday we held a graduation ceremony for our Kindergarten classes in Kibaale Community Nursery School.  It was part of the annual year end “Speech Day”.

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This is the first year we held an actual graduation…with gowns, caps and certificates!  The parents and guardians were so proud of their little ones and there was a  wonderful spirit of celebration as teachers, students and parents danced together. 

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God has been good to Kibaale.  The piece of land where Kibaale Community Centre is located was a desecrated site where atrocities took place during the time of Idi Amin (president in the 1970s).  It was an army camp that was a curse to the community. Over the years God has redeemed this land, restored hope to the families who suffered so many losses to HIV/AIDS, and  made the centre a place of blessing.  To see these kindergarten children so happy and proud of their achievements was very encouraging.  They are the future of this community and will follow in the footsteps of many of the hundreds of children who have graduated from our secondary school and have gone on to university and other colleges.  


Some of our graduates who have gone on to complete university