Saturday, September 23, 2006
Doctors Jerry and Cynthia have been on the blog before. They are joined by two new faces: Ellen Boldon, a dietician from New Brunswick and Marc Wilson, a nurse from Boston. These medical visits are extremely important to us as we try to provide better care of the children. We are doing pro-active, preventive stuff and no longer just reacting to diseases. We've come a long way and credit is due to Dr. Cynthia, our Medical Director, and kind folks like Dr. Jerry, Marc and Ellen.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Dan (left) sitting with our recent visitors. That's Jack in the green shirt, Eddy with the nice camera, Claudia taking notes and Portia checking out the notes. Eddy and Claudia are Rotarians from North Carolina and Portia is from D.C. We hope to see a lot of Portia in the very near future. There was one more but Liz had to leave a little early. They are waiting for the spektak to begin. You missed a great show, Liz. Maybe next time!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
This morning was special. Every Sunday morning we celebrate Eucharist with all the children and staff. But this morning was extra special as Berthony and Camille presented their daughter for Baptism. It was a joyous and noisy occasion. Welcome to the family, Bercame.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Saturday, September 9, 2006
Way back in 1999 when we first moved into LaMadone in town and there were only 75 kids in the Espwa family, Mr. Ferdy Mahfood, the founder of Food For The Poor, came to visit and saw the deplorable conditions of the place. We had the children sing a song of welcome. Ferdy turned to me and said, "Write me and tell me what you need." I did and Food For The Poor (FFP) came to our assistance big time. LaMadone is what it is today due to FFP's generous help. That was then. Food For The Poor has once again come to our aid in a huge way by agreeing to build homes for the children of Espwa at Castel-Pere. The photos below show you what good friends they continue to be for us. We are deeply grateful for their help.
Three of the boys preparing a snack for themselves with leftover dried corn. They add a little oil and fry the kernels. They end up with fried corn kernels which they eat like popcorn or peanuts. This photo is also a clue that helps us solve the case of the disappearing spoons from the kitchen. Ah ha!!