17 Aug 2010

17 08 2010

School started a bit chaotically for teachers as the scheduling program failed and the on-line network was down the day before classes.  We began with no class lists and lots of scheduling changes.  Only half of the contents of the container of materials ordered by the school in June arrived.  The other half is being held up in Abuja with no idea why or when it will arrive.  Maybe this happens easily/regularly in other schools too?   We take it in stride and handle the chaos with a good attitude (hopefully!).  Intense thunderstorms (VERY LOUD) and close lightning strikes welcomed us to the new school year.   We are deep in rainy season and the air is always thick with humidity.  Nothing dries completely and clothes feel a tad damp when you put them on.   Temperatures are in the 70’s.  It can drop to high 60’s and feel cold when wind and rain whip through.  Then it can be in the 80’s when the sun shines mid afternoon.

The girls are excited to be back in school and it is good for all of us to have a schedule again.  We believe a great year is in store for us.  Sunday’s message challenged the Hillcrest staff to prepare these students for service in a dark world.  We are not here to shelter or to huddle but to equip for service in God’s kingdom.

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Pix 17 Aug 2010

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