Sunday, September 21, 2014


This is little Yusta. I met Yusta when she was about 11 months, and she will be 4 in January 2015-- CANNOT believe how grown up and beautiful and smart she is… really such a pleasure getting to watch her turn into such an awesome kid! 

sweet sweet Jonathan.

Karen, Happy, and Violet playing dress up with some clothes that were donated to the orphanage

Lucky, Dignah, Gunde, Liliani, Hellen, Samson, Karen, Ismaeli, and me playing at the orphanage one evening :)

Karen in her new pretty dress! 

Awazi looking cute as ever!!

Hellen and Anna, both enrolled at Sangiti Secondary School, were invited to the graduation ceremony for St. Louis (the private school they attended for primary school) where they were honored in front of the whole school and all the parents and then presented with an small gift and certificate for their extraordinary performance on their Primary 7 National Exams last year in 2013. So proud of their hard work!!!

Above is a picture from St. Louis Primary 7 Graduation-- Very special day for me because these beautiful smart boys, Jonas (Left) and Lucky (Right) are the two children that I personally sponsor and they have become like sons to me… Lucky was awarded with two additional gifts that day-- he was third overall in grades and performance at the school as well as FIRST in English and was honored for these amazing achievements. Jonas did very well too-- I believe he was 12th in overall performance, which is beautiful as well!! SO amazed with these young men everyday and am SOOOOO lucky to be their sponsor, mom, friend, and mentor. I love you both so much and am so so so proud of you. I know you will go on to do incredible things in your lives and make a difference in the world. 

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