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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Back to School

It is another new school year for the boys and another new school.
Both boys were excited for school to start even with the early schedule; out the door at 7:15 AM.

Sahel Academy, it a mission run school here in Niamey. Phil and I met at the school over 15 years ago and Noah attended both Kindergarten and 1st grade here during our previous time of service in Niger. Micah could hardly wait to be a student at Sahel.

Noah, now in the 6th grade is back with several of his 1st grade buddies. This was a great encouragement to him, that they could meet back up and still be friends. His teacher his year is Miss Miller. She has taught for many years in Mali and just moved to Niamey this year.

Micah started 4th grade this year. With a combined 3/4 class he has 12 students in his room. He is making lots of new friends and loves playing wall ball and soccer after school. His teacher is Miss Bloomquist. She has taught at Sahel for many years and has lots of exciting teaching activities for a class with 9 active boys. At present they are caring for a garden they planted the first week of school.

We are thankful for the good transition the boys made to Sahel. They have been positive and like the way that the school includes all grade levels in activities. We continue to pray that they will make good friends and be a witness to the children that go to their school who are not from Christan homes.

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