We’re back in Fiji again, and finally recovered from jet lag after our 34 hour trip, door to door. It’s been a good week of catching up with things here, and also getting to know our newest students---- and learning their sign names! We’re thankful to be finding children at younger ages now, and getting them started in school early. Our preschool class so far has 4 students, ages 3 to 5, all living in the hostel. The children are such a joy! And nothing can beat the warm Fijian welcome we always receive on arrival! There’s never a lack of hugs here, and as you can see, no shortage of smiles, either!
Last November we said good bye to our old home near the school, and turned it over to our senior girls, to be used as a hostel--- a move that saves us quite a bit of money in rent. The girls moved in, just in time for the start of the new school year in January. We recently visited the girls and Fine (pronounced Feenay), their hostel mom. Fine is a wonderful, humble, and sweet woman, affectionately called “Mother Teresa” by Jim! She loves her girls, and is one of the most selfless people we have known. Fine is also the mother of Tema, our Hostel Director.