Tim is currently on an accreditation visit to an ACSI school in Suriname. Suriname is a very small country, with a total population of approximately 570,000. The official language is Dutch.
A few pictures from the city of Paramaribo and from the school.....
Snow cone stand (It was hard to fathom Tim eating a snow cone in 90 degree weather while back in Colorado we were sitting in a deep freeze!)
Old Dutch houses. Very cool!
The largest wooden cathedral in the world.
A dessert pancake with brown sugar and chocolate sauce. :)
Signage at school. Good advice!
Jenny, our friend from BFA days, and Tyler's second grade teacher. She is part of Tim's accreditation team.
Back in September Tim received an email from a lady in Poland who works for a Foundation that offers marriage workshops to couples, with the goal of equipping them to look after their love in everyday life, so that it will grow.
In one of the workshop activities, the couples are asked to arrange a puzzle in a certain way which aims at showing an aspect of mutual respect. This workshop presenter discovered Tim's sketches on his blog and asked is she could use some of them to make into puzzles for her workshop activity. Tim was happy to let her use them. Following the workshop she wrote to Tim to thank him and to let him know that his "picture puzzles" were a huge success. She also sent photos to show Tim how she had used his drawings.
How wonderful that these drawings could be used in this way to bless others!
Some of Tim's drawings which she used. She printed them up and then laminated them before cutting them into puzzle shapes.
Much of the U.S. and Canada has been in a deep freeze the past several days. That includes us! Snow and bitter cold and icy, snow-packed roads. I am grateful for a warm house. I am thankful, too, that our workplace was closed on Thursday and Friday because of the weather. I am happy to stay home sweet home!
Thank-you, Sam and Jane, for bringing Christmas to our front door!
First there was one, now there are two! Tyler and Jennifer's cat, Pancake, now has a playmate. Misa has joined the family! Looks like they've become friends. (These pictures have my watermark on them! My mistake....sorry Tyler and Jennifer!)
P.S. Tyler recently baked this apple pie. Good job, Tyler! I wish we lived closer so we could sample it!
During Thanksgiving week, Tim and I were in Bogota, Colombia, where Tim led ICEC (International Christian Educators Conference) Latin America. It was wonderful to meet so many teachers and administrators in South America who are passionate about Christian education.
Henri, our favorite Colombian chauffeur.
A peak inside a cathedral.
We frequented this coffee shop while in Bogota. Colombian coffee can't be beat!
Bogota is known for its traffic congestion, and we got to experience it first hand. Even at night its crazy!
Tim's on-the-ground, right-hand man in Colombia. Herman helped to make the conference a great success.