Friday, June 10, 2011

Jan - June 2011

I realized recently that it has been a long time since my last update.

I have in the last few months been fostering a 9 year old boy at my house. He’s a good kid who just needs a little extra attention that is hard to get in a busy household with 18 kids. I also just took on the position of international leader of the children’s home. This means that I spend a lot of time filling out different reports and things that are needed but that I also get to spend plenty of time with the kids.

The kids just went back to school after their 2 month break so now we need to get the English program going again also so I can teach them. It’s difficult because they are in school all day then they come home to do homework and then to have another lesson on top of that is really too much.

During their summer break, we took all the kids to an Island for 3 days/2 nights completely paid for by a sponsor. This was a really good vacation for the kids but nice for all of us to get out of the city for a while. Another sponsor paid for the kids to go to the water park last week. They loved going down the water slides. Whenever the kids go on these trips, I go with them so I get to see new places and do things I wouldn’t normally do also.

Now I am just about to move into a new house. The MERCY Center is moving too far away from my current house so we found another that will be closer. I’m looking forward to the move since there I will actually have a bedroom that is separate from my living room. I can live anywhere really without a problem but it is nice to have that extra space especially now that I have a foster child. Then I can send him to bed in the evenings without having to turn everything off so he can sleep.

I've included a picture of my new house. As you can tell it's before we cut the grass. Volunteers who come to MERCY will also be able to stay in the house as we built 2 extra bedrooms in the one section.

I think that’s it for now.

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