Archive for January 31, 2013

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without: Part 1

We celebrated a really early Christmas when dozens of boxes arrived from HHI; they were stuffed with warm clothing, shoes, belts, cable knit hats, mittens, and books! There is so much, that it nearly fills an entire room in Anne’s house! This is truly a blessing for all of us. Used winter clothing (in good condition) from the U.S. goes to supplement already stretched budgets for many families. Even before the last box is unwrapped, God’s Children is beginning to distribute the much needed articles: we gave several completes outfits to the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Saint George, and some to individual families.

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During our weekly visit to the Mother’s Center, Kaki and I were given the opportunity to play with two precious little boys! They are too young to be part of the Kindergarten, and still live with their mothers in the Center. We brought copy paper, coloring pencils, toys, and story books; and, oh my, did those boys go to town! While they were happily occupied, Kaki was able to speak with the caretakers. The Mother’s Center receives some government funding, but most of it is allocated specifically to the Kindergarten. The toddlers make do with hand-me-downs, donations, and left-overs. Which is usually enough, but it’s nice to have story books sometimes.

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January 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm 1 comment


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