New Years Eve
The day, not much different to Christmas, was a normal rostered day. This morning as I saw Neil drive the ute out the driveway off to do water tanks with Luke and Sarah, then I saw Tim driving the tractor off up the driveway, I had this real sense that we were all out and about on our little chores and getting things moving for MIA.
Eph 2:10-FOR WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS UNTO GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD HATH BEFORE ORDAINED THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM.
I had been given a list of photo’s to take of the children for their sponsor packs so I was off to find certain children. When I went up to the house it was very quiet and it turned out the children had gone for a morning walk. Just the babies were in their room. Bethany, Alanee and Debbie were upstairs doing the handprints of the little babies for their sponsors so I sat their for a while.
Rebecca and Bethany with Michelle trying to get her hand prints, Debbie at the back with Alex
It was only about 20 minutes later and Neil arrived back at the house. He had come back to pick me up to take me to do water tanks – YAY! Neil and I stacked the ute up with more stuff for another tank and we went off to do some tanking.
Luke and I attaching the gutter brackets
Neil digging the hole so that the bucket can fit under the tap for collection, Neil we will not forget the big root we happened to find in the ground and how the owner had to help us to cut it
Sarah and I attaching the gutter end on
When we got back it was time to set up for New Years fireworks. Ivan and some of the boys had gone to get some firewood for a bonfire and then they played and tested some of the fireworks that we had for the night. This is one of those times you think – ‘ah, boys and their toys!’ they were loving it and I just prayed that they were safe.
The bonfire was ready, the fireworks were set, Mission 2 had come over for he celebration and the kids were all seated ready for the show. It was amazing hearing the kids oooh and aaaah as the fireworks cracked here and there. There were great comments from some of the children like: “Do you think that God can hear these?” and “Do you think that God is getting burnt?” It was an awesome night apart from really missing my family I was in there having a ball (as I am sure that Neil, Jason and Tim were having fun too setting off the fireworks!)
Bonfire with moon
Bonfire with fireworks!
New Years Day
Morning after fireworks
So who thought it would be 2010 so quickly! It is worth mentioning that for a new year we had a new life today. One of the cows here at MIA gave birth to a little girl! YAY!
New calf and happy mum!
This morning we also had a special trip to a place called Kanana Knitters. It was an amazing place that was hard to leave empty handed. Yes we ALL spent up big, hard to say no to reasonably priced woolen items when they are fair trade and you can see the support the woman are getting. Rebecca and I have already contacted the Australian Distributor to see if we can get some at home.
Rebecca with some of our purchases
All the wools are dyed with natural flowers – these are the flowers being dried
Some products being dried ready for the shop
Neil, Debbie and Tracy undercoating Room 2
Alanee, Rebecca (and I) putting the top coat on the Library
When we came back we finished the day with some painting in the school. It rained pretty hard last night and the power went out in the middle of one of our prayers, it really ended the night on a very ‘God’ moment.