Monday, October 01, 2007

News from Chrissie: teaching in Indonesia

For those who know my sister Chrissie, here's an excerpt from her family letter written Saturday:

Pretty much, though, the kids that I teach are some of the most blessed in the world. They come from Christian homes where the parents are very supportive. Several of my kids have their own car with a driver to take them around. They own huge houses with anywhere from 3-20 maids. They take trips around the world during the holidays. And yet, unlike wealthy kids overseas, they're thankful and respectful.

On the other end of the social spectrum are the orphan babies I try to visit after school. There are quite a few smaller kids at the orphanage but I usually just spend time with the babies. There were eight babies but one of them died of dehydration recently. A new one just came and he's probably just a couple of weeks old. Whenever I go I get the privilege of changing diapers. I think that yesterday I changed 6 diapers... :\
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APRIL


MAY

30 Thu | TEB poss. staying over
31 Fri 10am online MI b. mtg

JUNE

12 Wed 12noon flight to Houston, TX
12-16 Wed-Sun time in Houston
15 Sat Prayer Journey - Houston
16 Sun flight to Arkansas
16-21 Sun-Fri downtime in Arkansas
21 Fri flight to Toronto
23 Sun eve flight to Manila
25 special event w/ ~J
25-30 Sun-Sun Lausanne Marketplace Forum - Manila

JULY
1 Mon Canada Day - likely lunch w/ J/BA+
2 Tue (1) 6:30pm dinner (Pstr Nono), (2) 7:30pm patch prayer mtg
4 Thu 8am - med. appt: stress echo
5 Fri-Sun church-plant camping trip - Balsom Lake
8 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 12:30pm detailing
27 Sat (1) 1pm wedding (NA+) - Etobicoke, (2) 5:30pm wedding (C/C) - Kleinburg, ON

AUGUST onwards
Aug 12-16: Kids Kapers camp
Sep 13: poss. 10am MI b. mtg
Oct 18 (or 25): poss. CCWM board mtg
(Oct 4-6: BAM conf - Silicon Valley, USA)
(Oct 22-25: poss. conf - Edmonton)
Nov 1-2: poss. Nepal prayer b'fast w/ TH
Nov 22: poss. 10am MI b. mtg
Dec: poss. Australia; Indonesia
Apr 20-22: poss. First Chair retreat
2020: May 8: 10am CCWM board mtg