Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy kids make me smile

This week we received some of the cutest pictures of kids in Kenya. As I'm sure you know, soon after Christmas the political climate in Kenya was very volatile. Thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands were driven from there homes. The government even delayed the opening of schools by a week and many children weren't able to come for school for three weeks. (Sorry the date on the pictures say 2005! We've fixed this now.)

In the last few days, since an agreement was reached between the governmental leaders, Angel Covers has received pictures which perfectly show that the tole the violence took on these children is over. Seeing the smiles on these faces is the perfect way to end a week. On a good day, these children have to worry about whether or not they are going to get dinner, if their school supplies will be stolen, or if their shoes will last just one more day. Even though these worries are still very real, the more frightening realities of the past few weeks are no long there.

Gifts have been given to children from their sponsors, and the class 8 kids (8th grade in the US) have taken their exams. We are thrilled to report that everyone passed the exam and will be admitted to secondary school!!!

Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, and financial support for these great kids. A huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders.