Dec 8, 2011

A Limes Christmas

Today was the last day at Limes for the term.  I'm going to miss these kids over the Christmas break, but we ended the term with a bang.  We had a huge Christmas Party for them complete with presents and pizza.  One of our volunteers LAURA, was able to get her home town church in Tenessee to very generously donate some money so that we could buy the kids Christmas gifts.  We did some Christmas shopping in St. George's last week and then spent Sunday afternoon wrapping up the gifts.

Some of our dedicated volunteers!
All of the volunteers were so excited for the party today.  We couldn't wait to watch the kids open their gifts.  I know the kids absolutely loved their new gifts, but I think the volunteers might have enjoyed it just as much if not more!

This term has been such an amazing experience for me.  I have enjoyed every single moment spent with these precious children and I can only hope that next term we can continue to have a postive influence on their lives. 

I am also so thankful for all the volunteers that we had involved in the Limes After School Program this term.  It's not always easy to deal with these kids on a daily basis.  Some days it's ridiculously hot.  Every once in a while we get caught in a torrential downpour.  We have to break up fights and be disciplinarians.  But perhaps the hardest and worst part of it all is that we have to watch children we LOVE on a daily basis knowing that many of them aren't getting nearly enough to eat, go home to abusive families, wear clothes that don't fit, get little to no medical care, are shoeless, and will NEVER have the kind of things that we have.  It's definitely not easy, but we do it because we have to believe we are making a difference.  So again, THANK YOU to all the volunteers.  I am so looking forward to what is to come next term. 

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