There was very little that was normal about this meeting. First of all, my fiance was able to attend with me, and during the course of the meeting, he explained the importance of education and shared his story about growing up in a family with resources (or a lack thereof) very similar to those of these families. He also had a very serious talk with one young man who should be in 1st Basico (7th grade) this year about returning to school instead of working in the fields. It was a conversation that needed to be had man-to-man.
|Myself with Mercedes and Wendy|
So, since we were already in picture-taking mode, we took a group photo as well. We're making it through this year, and next year we'll be even better. If you've read the other entry I posted today (which is actually Wednesday), you'll have a peek into what lies ahead for us. We hope you'll be sticking with us as we continue this journey!
|Ten parents from each of the ten families we serve here with our community contact, Manuel, and some of the children from the various families. (Most children are in school at this time of day.)|