Thanks for Giving

Good cheer is something more than faith in the future, it is gratitude for the past and joy in the present.

Our week began with many hugs and a reconnection with the 3rd grade at St. Andrew’s School in Savannah, Georgia. Peace puzzles from Beauty’s P3 class at EP Primary were shared and played. They even loved the most difficult ones, enjoying the challenge and working together. We were invited to see their choral rehearsal, and to attend Grandparent’s Day Assembly on Tuesday. They were excited to share that one of the songs is entitled “In Africa.” Mrs. Stubbs and Dr. Connor shared with us that many parents reported that the students played the puzzles with their brothers and sisters, sharing the good cheer. At the end of the beautiful song sung in front of a large gathering of proud parents and grandparents, the choral students dedicated it to their friends in Ghana from Children Inspiring Hope and Ms. Amy Gaylor for making their connection possible. We can’t think of a more heartfelt way to receive gratitude as we move toward Thanksgiving! Akpe, akpe, akpe!

Its the brightest of days to write you this letter” began one of the letters from the EP Primary Leaders Group now in the hands of the 7th and 8th graders at St. Andrew’s School in Mrs. Knight’s classroom. Jemima wrote to Abigail, “My sweet best friend. I love you so much. I will not forget you in my life.” It was the same joy present in the American classroom, as we observed in Ghana. Everyone excited to read their letters, and sharing with their friends the highlights and drawings. Pop-up cards from Elizabeth’s P4 class circulated the room of smiles while comments could be heard about how special the drawings and letters were. Special indeed you all are!

We give thanks this week for the good cheer, gratitude and joy that has been shared. We have faith that these connections among thousands of children will continue to grow with the continued support from our volunteers, teachers, administrators and donors. We give thanks to all of you who are a part of connecting children globally, making a world of difference!