A new school year begins

Things are definitely back to high-gear around here! Between moving in and spending every day with 64 teenagers and teaching my 20 students at school, life has gotten very interesting again! Of course I absolutely love it and wouldn't trade it for anything. :)

Last weekend Keturah, the new boarding mistress and I, welcomed our 32 girls, along with the 32 boys moving into other boarding houses. It's been a lot of fun getting to know them all and working together to establish a new community/family. The challenges have been minor and overall, it's been a successful first week so far.

Also, this year at school I am teaching standard 5 and 6 in one, so I have my students from last year who I absolutely adore, along with the sweet new standard 5 students. With 20 students, my class is more full than last year's class of 12-14, but it is still very manageable. We've had a great first week of lessons and I think we are all really excited about this year!

My internet situation has been tedious lately, as the internet at the dorm hasn't worked since I moved back in. With my schedule so packed all day long, time to get to the offices to get online has been very limited. Because of this, I have not been good with staying connected with friends and family lately. I apologize for this and just ask for your prayers for the internet situation to be sorted out soon. I also covet your prayers for God's wisdom and love as I begin to build relationships with so many new children and teenagers. I pray that His light shines brightly through me and that I may be His hands and feet to all of those around me.

I'm so thankful for the chance to be doing His work here, and I look forward to posting more updates and pictures soon!

3 comments:

moweezle said...

Wow! You definitely have your hands full....I'm glad to hear the school and borders are growing! That's so great!!!

Kelli said...

HI Andrea...so happy for you. -kelli

constance said...

andrea-

i will be praying for you and this new school session. thanks for the pictures of your precious kids.