Surprise visitors!

Trip Start Jun 16, 2005
Trip End Aug 2006

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Monday, June 26, 2006


I had a bit of a shock yesterday -- a couple of friends, Eryn and Chris, who were camp counselors with me at Michi-Lu-Ca a couple of summers ago knocked on the door of my apartment just before church yesterday morning! They had been travelling around Costa Rica for about 10 days and stopped by before heading out this morning. Eryn lived in the barrio for about 3 months last year. So, I got to have lunch with them and hang out, which was really wonderful.

We had a hectic day with the kids today -- it was really busy! There's been a bit of a lull because of major exams -- so a lot of the kids are home studying -- and so that had created a bit of a false sense of security. =) We had about 20 in the morning and 25 in the afternoon -- it's so wonderful to have Sol Anyel helping out!!!!

With low attendance last week, we got to play with clay again (which definitely can't happen, at least yet, with large groups here). And, Maria Fernanda showed off her dancing abilities to Copland's Salon de Mexico. I've been reading to her and speaking to her only in English, and she's starting to copy me, which very cool. It's working with a few of the other (youngest) children, too.

Morgan gets here on July 12, so I'm very excited about that. She's fundraising in Washington State; I'm hoping she'll be able to raise enough for at least a few months so that I can really work on it when I get back. (Again, if anyone feels like donating, please do! Checks payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church, with "Elizabeth's Project in the memo line, 21915 Beech St., Dearborn, MI 48128.) =)

Veronica is now on her feet with five days of work per week. She's making about $50 per week (her rent is $60/month), so it's certainly not going to be easy, but it will be possible. Thanks to those of you who helped support her while her son was undergoing his surgeries -- she's doing well and independent!

That's all for now. Enjoy the pictures!

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