Have you ever wondered what use libraries are now that we have internet, e-books, computers, tablets, cell phones and numerous other ways of receiving data? Well, they may not be in vogue here in Canada, but we sure have need for them in the third world!
BCI Academy is one of the only schools in Debre Zeyit to have encyclopedias. We are grateful to the many generous donors who gave books, time, money and manpower to pack up the books, get them shipped, meet the pallet in Ethiopia, help books to arrive at the school, unpack the books, catalogue the books and label them, get the books on the shelves in proper sections, and then got to experience the excitement of the children who anxiously awaited the time they could use the books.
These books will help the students at BCI Academy be able to do research, practice their English, learn responsibility, and have their world enlightened and broadened. We also have a new librarian who is working very hard to get everything ready! We are excited to be able to share the world of books with the children. Thank you again for your part in making this happen.
Have you ever wondered when you plan an event whether it will be successful, or be a complete flop? Have you found yourself wide awake for half the night as you fret over every detail? Did you wonder if people will even bother to show up? Did you wonder if they will really give to the project that you have given your heart and soul to? How do you pass on the belief that it is possible to change a child’s life, and it really takes very little to do so? These are the questions I ask my self every time we undertake helping with an event!
This time it is so cool that others are sharing this burden with us. We have had an entire team of fund raisers who have been helping us out. Thanks to their help, the Master’s Singers will be coming to sing at the Community Center in Claresholm. These men have traveled 1.5 – 2 hours to be able to share their gift of music. We look forward to hearing their free presentation, and to seeing how God will use this event to provide funding for the children in Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia! May God bless these men who give of their time and talent to help others out!