- The first difference was the unexpected, but celebrated, arrival of six adults who came to support their children and genuinely show their appreciation to us for caring so much for their children.
- The second difference was the participation of our PAL leaders in all the events of the day. The big event was taking the book Billy Goat Gruff and developing lines to create a skit from the book. This two-week project with Amber had its debut and will have an encore performance at our upcoming community day.
- The third difference was engaging our own local people as song leaders and distribution of backpacks and snacks to all the children.
- The final difference was the greatest one. Last year the talk came from the Guyana Bible Representative and focused on being a good neighbor. We were not bold in our declaration of Jesus because of children being present from the Muslim and Hindu faiths. This year we turned that around and I brought the talk and used the Billy Goat Gruff story to present a challenge for the children to cross the bridge to a better life.
The backpacks that were shared are the first phase of educational support that we hope to give to children in PAL this summer. We also are raising funds to purchase school textbooks for every child in PAL and promoting this a project for children’s classes and VBS if this is something that you would like to partner with us on you can email Caroline’s Promise here.
Written by Angie Hemric - Guyana Country Coordinator