December was full of celebrations in Cercadillo.
Yes it’s true that all three events have the same decorations. Having the parties three days in a row at the TIME Center meant I could decorate once and party thrice. I’m getting wiser in my old age! And speaking of getting older . . .
Of course, our biggest December celebration of all – Christmas morning.
January started off with a Three Kings’ Party.
Limbo, musical chairs, and corn hole for the children. Crafts and parachutes for the preschoolers. Approximately 175 children participated in the fun.
Some of you have been waiting a long time for this. Aprons! We’re FINALLY making aprons!
Three “Maine ladies” returned for a week of apron and jewelry making. What an impact these women have had in the lives of Cercadillo! Jean and Janie were two of the original four who started CyC with necklace making in 2009.
On January 21 we had a training event for our Super Sabado volunteers.
Super Sabado (Super Saturday) will begin February 11. For 14 Saturdays children will be engaged in meaningful reading, writing and math activities. So thankful for these young people from IBI and our four brave women from Cercadillo! (Our Canadian friends will be joining us later in February for crafts, English and games.) Saturdays are going to be SUPER!
I was in Orlando last week for a children’s leaders conference and am now at a friend’s guest house for a week of writing the Cercadillo stories of the last 9+ years. Will you please pray with me this week as I seek to communicate the powerful work of God in the lives of the people we’ve come to love so deeply?