Saturday, July 16, 2005

The teams have come and gone!

Whew, the last team left Pignon this bright and clear morning. It definitely took some courage and faith for visitors who came this year and braved all the news and warning to come and work along-side us anyway.
The past two weeks have seen two hard working teams....one from High Springs, FL who worked to complete the foundation of a new classroom building. The one which left this A.M. was a new outreach of an English Language camp which worked with young people and adults in the community who wanted to polish their English language skills. It was a smaller outreach in term of numbers attending but very impactful nonetheless....working with some key leaders....the town judge, high school teachers, high school upper classmen, etc. All the attendees I've visited with thus far say they enjoyed it alot and felt more confident trying to talk to others in English. I only wish I spoke French as well as they do English.
I'm glad the main group of teams are finished for the summer as it does increase our stress level a certain amount. Now I just hope we can get back to the day to day challenges of work here.

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