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Getting busy

The end of the school year here seems to start in September. Three
months before the actual end of the year. It begins with Sports Days.
It was Hannah's last week, Elijah has his on Friday. Yesterday it was
Secondary's turn in the school sports grounds 20 miles outside the city
centre. It was a beautiful sunny day and a perfect day for sports.
Also starting this week are the IGCSE Exam practicals. Both
international and Paraguayan exams continue until the end of November.
It's a very long exam period. Eileen is practising with some primary children for a choir competition
in a couple of weeks and gearing up for Christmas performances too.
Then she has end of year reports to being to write. She has also been
involved in a Purpose Driven Life group that the school is going to
provide for parents soon.Last week our school also helped to repair and paint a local state
school. Many of the young people and children went down dressed in old
clothes and got stuck in pa…

Painting Cubas school

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Last week our school also helped to repair and paint a local state
school. Many of the young people and children went down dressed in old
clothes and got stuck in painting the Cubas School. It was one of the
most dilapidated school buildings you would ever see. After a day's
painting by everyone it was restored and the principal said it was
better than new. They had a thanks giving service yesterday. Here are some photos

Before painting


After painting


Elijah helping with painting

A little update

The good news is Eileen's mum is now out of hospital. After a week the
doctors finally managed to sort the problem out.This week saw exams in secondary and the run up to the end of the year
in school beginning. I've spent days marking exams and Eileen has
started initial preparations for her Christmas plays. It's sports days
soon with Hannah's tomorrow - always an excellent event when it's 4
years olds enjoying their races.We also booked our flights home for Christmas and New Year. We'll be
visiting SAMS link churches and going to the SAMS Ireland conference
which we are very much looking forward to having the opportunity to attend this year.