Friday, December 17, 2010

Ibarra, Children and Christmas

How blessed we feel to be in this place and able to do this work.

Branch members, missionaries and us, notice the smiles of service.

One of the dances, they were so excited.

Yummy Yummy it´s the same in any language.

Giving out a Christmas treat.

The children with their new desks.

December 16, 2010

We had the most delightful day. We have been working on a project for a day care center in Ibarra. This is a center that cares for children while their mothers work so the children do not have to stay home alone. We understand that many of the children are from single mother homes. The church provided 100 desks for the center and the senior missionaries deceided to make little treat bags to give to each of the children. We attended what is known as the presentation ceremony. The desks had been delivered the day before, and it appeared they were enjoyed and being used. We notified the missionaries in the area and asked if they could attend to hand out the treat bags. Several members of the branch came also and sang some Christmas songs. The children did several dances and put on a very special program. This center was wonderful, we are hoping that perhaps next year we can do another project for them and get a stove and some toys for the children. This just made my Christmas, it was wonderful.

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