Last April the kids at the SIL school raised money for bibles for our kids and then came to the orphanage to play with us. It was a great day of meeting, singing, hair braiding, soccer, and lots of conversation. Our kids loved having the SIL school here and we hope that they will come again.
In the meantime, we finally got new Bibles for 25 of our children. We got the Boa Nova Portuguese translation which is the easiest for all to understand. Last Saturday Jim and Karen and their kids Carissa and Ben came to hand out the bibles and present every child with a bible cover. The bible covers were given by Weslyan churches in the U.S. and Australia and many were hand sewn. The kids are very happy to have brand new bibles and beautiful bible covers. Thank you so much for the bibles SIL students and thank you so much for the covers Wesleyan churches! All the kids got new flip-flops too! Thank you to the one who gave flip-flops! They are greatly needed and appreciated!