Chess at RVA

I appreciate the teachers and staff at RVA that encourage the kids in the normal things of life.  Peter looks hopeful in this picture as he takes on the highly regarded Mr. Tilly. A mountain of victory worth trying to summit.

RVA Library

Rift Valley Academy where Allison teaches and where our kids attend classes has a pretty unique library! Scan through some of the pictures below.

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Things found in the RVA Library.

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Multicultural Day

This was awhile ago, but the pictures are still a joy. All the people of the world living in peace. It is a great hope for the future, when all things are made right! We have so many countries represented at RVA.

Inspired by Evan Hansen

I’m sending pictures of the most amazing trees, You’ll be obsessed with all my forest expertise!

Term 2 Done

The kids are excited for a little bit of a break. We do a trimester system at RVA; the kids and Allison get a month off in December, April, and August. The hospital does not allow me the same. 😦

Working on the Sophomore Class

Allison and I are sponsors for the sophomore class. We just finished Valentine’s Day sales in which we baked thousands (really) of baked goods. Now we move on to the Sophomore Class restaurant. This is all intended to teach the kids responsibility, give them some work training, and finally to earn some money for the Senior class trip, just a mere two years away!

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Sophomore class sponsor meeting

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Valentine’s Day Already?

For us Valentine’s Day is coming fast. We are sponsoring the Sophomore class at Rift Valley Academy, and on the the class’s responsibilities and biggest projects this year is Valentine’s Day Sales. This is a fundraiser for the Sophomore class that sets them up for their future fundraisers in their Junior and Senior years. Each year’s fundraiser provides the funds needed to buy the supplies needed for the next year. So it needs to be done well. We are helping with the baking committee, which means we will plan to bake 1300 cookies, 500 cupcakes, and 200 brownies. We will also be making jello jigglers and around 200 chocolate dipped s’mores. (Yikes!) We started baking this last Friday, and we probably did not get enough done! The kid’s are in charge and watching them get busy in the Home Economics kitchen was quite a sight. Every weekend for the next month will be spent baking. It is a lot of work, but hopefully the reward will be in a job well done and funds duly earned.

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Let’s get started.

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Unwrapping the kisses!

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Allison being called for an urgent need mid taste test. Or possibly beginning to bust a move.

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Looking good!

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Some of our younger helpers enjoying snacks.

What Does Allison Do?

Allison is working hard at Rift Valley Academy. This a completely volunteer position for which she is not paid. In fact, none of the teachers at RVA are paid. They are all missionary teachers working to support the work of the school, and they are supported by generous people and churches in their home countries. This year Allison is teaching Spanish 3 and Spanish 4 after spending the last year teaching 9th grade English. She is also serving as the head of the World Languages Department . Both she and Will enjoy serving as 10th grade class sponsors– that’s David’s class. She is busy, but she is also thriving as she loves her students and she loves her subject matter. She feels grateful for important work too, as RVA provides a way for families to serve in some of the most difficult and remote places in Africa without sacrificing their children’s educational needs. You can see some of the cool things going on at school by following Rift Valley Academy’s Facebook page or Instagram page.