We thought we'd take a break from the normal ministry updates we post on our blog to tell you what we've been up to this last 10 days.
Our children, Andrew 17 and Stephen 14, are students at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya. It was the most difficult decision we have ever been called upon to make; to send our dearly loved children to boarding school. Sending them there has been and continues to be simultaneously the most difficult and most joyous experience of our lives.
Junior year is a big year for RVA students. They have worked hard and saved money as a class to put on a fabulous banquet(like prom) for the senior class. Parents are invited to participate with the class and teachers who are class sponsors, as we work together for a long weekend and then the following week on set construction, food prep, program designs and every imaginable detail. This year, we were blessed to be asked to be substitute dorm parents for Andrew's dorm of 24 boys during this long weekend.
We loved being with our boys and part of their school life. We loved meeting and getting to know their teachers and friends. We loved getting to watch both of them play basketball with their respective teams. We loved the heart to heart talks. We loved being there to embrace them every day, eat meals with them, watch the choices they are making as young men. We think they are growing up to be fine young men.
Below are a few pics of our time with them:
Stephen on a game day
Andrew and some of his buddies
Andrew and his lovely date