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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ar TORONTO, CANADA | 2018+

OCTOBER


NOVEMBER

13 Tue 7:15pm patch prayer mtg | ~C's first day at Playschool
14 Wed 9am-4pm l'ship retreat (MF,SN,VS,NPB)
15 Thu am dropoff/pickup of ~C
17 Sat ~J speaking at conf (Khev.)
18 Sun speaking at PYH's church
23 Fri MI online board mtg
26 Mon 8pm oversight mtg (VS)
27 Tue (1) 3pm Skype (Dunc. W), (2) 7:15pm patch prayer mtg
30 Fri (1) 10am mtg + lunch (SN,KBo) - Mississauga, (2) BN 60th b'day

DECEMBER
2-6 Sun-Thu poss. Kitchener/Dearborn/Grand Rapids/London trip
2 Sun speaking at Radiant City Church
10 Mon 11-12:30pm Zoom w/ First Chair leaders
29 KH/S wedding

2019 on
Feb 15-18: MIer conference
Feb 16: Sat - 10-yr anniv
Feb 18-22: VT retreat
Feb 22-30: time off (poss. Southern Africa)
Apr 1-3: poss. First Chair retreat
May 10, 10am: CCWM board mtg
Jun 15: poss. Prayer Journey (poss. Australia); poss. visit supporters
Jun 25-29: poss. marketplace conf. - Manila
Dec: likely Indonesia