In my classes this year, we have talked about naming children. Some of my students admit they don't like their name and we speak of many of our international kids who get to pick their own new English name! This is from January 10, 2009.
Meagan is on her way back to Zambia. After a month long vacation and rest in the US, my niece is returning to her work in Africa. She is leaning towards extending her mission, which was originally scheduled to end this coming April. In class this week, I showed some film clips of Meagan with the little ones in the orphanage. Of course, my students fell in love with these children who face such difficult lives. Yesterday, there was a thank-you letter in my mailbox from Meagan for Hyunji, one of my students from Korea. For Christmas, Hyunji sent a box of Korean necklaces for Meagan's kids with me as the deliveryman. I know you are shocked to learn that I left the gifts in Houston and had to Express Mail them on my return but let's not dwell on my deficiencies! That's one of the gifts Meagan has displayed abundantly- the ability to involve so many people in the work she does at the Namwianga Mission.
Applicable quote of the day:
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
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