Greetings from Serenge! Yesterday was another overwhelming day with so many wonderful experiences. We helped with another large food distribution, giving out food to about 100 children. We also had the privilage of attending two different worship services in the bush.
We visited a school in the town of Kamena. Pastor Navice introduced us to a very special man named Morgan. Morgan is the headmaster of Kamena School. He is also the man who came up with the perfect name of "The Hope Center." There are over 300 students K-7th grade! Kamena School has four teachers. Three have sacrificied a part of their salaries to pay for a fourth teacher. Children sit three to four students at a desk. They make their chalkboards by rubbing dark colored leaves on the wall. When the classrooms become hot, they hold class outside beneath a grand shade tree appropriately named "Wisdom Tree." We were able to present a suitcase of basic school supplies on behalf of Chris Ihley. Morgan said, "They will no longer say we are a poor school they will say we are rich!"
~In him, Traci Gratopp