Topsy Turvy Is The Way The World Has Turned

Back on March 2nd I wrote a blog post that was waiting for a few pictures.  But very quickly looking for pictures was not high on my priority list.  Instead I was watching the news and seeing our world turned

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Fun in the Sun on High School Retreat

The high school students spent the last week of January on retreat about 3 1/2 hours outside of Yaounde at Centre Touristique Nkolandom.  The weather was dry and hot but the pool was cool enough to be refreshing and learning

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Joyfully Growing Our Family

There are lots of ways for a family to grow and we have experienced many of these over the years.  Once again we are growing by adding a son-in-law!  We are so excited that last weekend while camping at the

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Students Leading Students

There are many levels of leadership within a school.  These range  from those we recognize such as the school principal or director to the lesser thought of areas such as a line leader in an elementary school.  One level of

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Something New for a Friday Afternoon!

It is 2:15 on a Friday afternoon and school gets out for the weekend at 3:22.  What student wants to take a test, do a worksheet or even take notes?  What teacher wants to teach the students even if they

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Stitched With Love and Prayers

This post is a long time coming as is the soon to be finished newsletter.  I had hoped to finish the newsletter first but the busy days at the start of school are preventing that from happening. This post needs

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Home Improvements (or what can be done when school is on break)

We are enjoying our mid-semester break at RFIS.  It was a busy end to the semester since not only did progress reports and comments need to be prepared but all our desks needed to be packed and moved out so

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Interesting Differences Between Places

I just returned from a visit to Kigali, Rwanda and I am reminded about how different cities can be from one another.  Both my current home in Yaounde and Kigali are vibrant, loud and hilly cities.  But I was immediately

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Love In The Form Of Chocolate

It is well known that there are many languages of love and less than two weeks ago, the 12th grade class at RFIS explored those of sugar and chocolate.  The annual Valentines dance needed a dessert that could be made

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Overcoming Dry Season Deaths (in my garden)

Each year I wonder how many roses or hibiscus will subcumb to dry season.  It is not just not getting water because in theory they do get watered.  But it is the inconsistant nature of that water.

 

IF we

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