2011 was a full year and we saw God’s presence with us in many ways.
We began the year in California visiting family.
Early February is retreat time at RFIS and the retreats in 2011 were life changing experiences for all.
Middle school retreat participants planting pots for the prayer chapel as they learned how to grow spiritually.
High School retreat included games, times of worship and teaching, as well as plenty of food in a nice location.
Later in the spring the Covenant Africa staff gathered at Kribi for times of worship, teaching, prayer and fellowship.
Wonderful food and fellowship
Do we look like we are having fun yet?
Carolyn travelled to Ethiopia to work with ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) on school accreditation.
A view of the city of Addis Ababba
We had the joy of being at Beth’s graduation in May and celebrating Mothers Day with all our children
This was taken the day before graduation at the Departmental Awards Ceremony with Beth's Cameroonian professor.
Mothers Day dessert following the Padre game.
The summer was a chance to catch up a bit, although we spent a good amount of time on administrative tasks at RFIS (Rain Forest International School).
Summer was the chance to catch up on handbook updates and other administrative tasks that get pushed aside but the urgent demands of day to day school activities.
At the start of the school year RFIS celebrated its 20th year and dedicated the new campus.
The BIG Day!!
Cutting the official ribbon in front of the library.
The official naming of the science facility to honor Mr. Clem Endersby.
Additionally the prayer chapel was finally completed and has been greatly used.
The prayer chapel and surrounding gardens provide a haven of peace in a busy day.
We celebrated a final Thansgiving in this house and then Christmas.
Christmas Eve dinner
Christmas Day presents shared with the Norens
Our new home has made progress and is looking good.
The walls of our new apartment are going up - changes are evident every day.
We ended the year at Paradis Plage enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.
Our family's "home" in Kribi
My favorite view from our campsite - many mornings spent with a cup of coffee and my bible looking at this view.
Looking forward to the blessings to come in 2012!