by Jess Cropsey
It's been a little while since we've given an update from the "home front". Kibuye Hope Academy just finished its 24th week of school last week and we closed the week with a smashing Valentine's party! (We like to do holidays as big as we can here!) Thanks to the advanced planning and generosity of Grandma Cropsey, there were plenty of crafts, decorations, and goodie bags. (She's already scheming how to get post-Valentine's sale items to us for next year! Can you tell she has a little experience with this?)
The McLaughlin family brought some delicious sugar cookies with sprinkles and frosting which everyone enjoyed.
The kids worked hard on cards for each other (and for the adults too).
Each of the older kids got a special sticker/coloring book, courtesy of Carolyn Bond (our new World Harvest colleague in Bujumbura). She also brought special Valentine's M&Ms and Dove chocolate hearts.
In the evening, we had a team potluck dinner for Carlan's missions pastor who was here for a short visit. We all enjoyed our traditional homemade pizzas, although this time there were a few heart-shaped ones!
Sending our love to all our friends & family on the other side of the ocean! Hope you had a special day with those you love. We missed you!