Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pledge of Allegiance to the Ecuadorian Flag Ceremony

All over the country of Ecuador 6th graders and 12th graders are required to pledge allegiance to the Ecuadorian flag. If you're not an Ecuadorian but are in this country, you have the option to grab the flag and put a rose in a vase as a sign of respect.

Here's a non- Ecuadorian showing respect.
Ethan was asked to escort some important people to their seat during the ceremony This is a very serious and important event in the lives of Ecuadorian students. They have been practicing for this event for months.
Bens 6th graders after the ceremony

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Thanks to God we have received about 150 bags for Operation Brown Bag that were colored and decorated from kids in Claxton, GA, Columbia, SC and Ft. Worth, TX. Thanks to all of you kids and adults who made sure these bags made it from your little corner of the world to ours! We got these at the beginning of January so we have lots of work ahead of us in passing these out.
Our family goes out and passes the lunch bags out on our walks to the park or grocery store. I can't explain in words the joy I get from seeing these kids appease their hunger and to see my kids, your kids being used by God. Isn't it awesome that God can use us no matter how small we are!