|Samna our HR director giving a welcome speach|
|Joyful singing, music and lots of picture taking!|
|Marcia Lanoha and her Madala team join the celebrations upfront and center|
|Leron Lehman, CURE NIger Executive Director gives a warm welcome to all|
|Issacou works joyfully and loves to listen to Christian music tunes. He has is own personal style for using earbuds :)|
|Dr. Jean Francois and family came to celebrate too!|
|Habib taking pictures wearing outfit made from a panga of fabric from CURE|
What a joy and privilege to visit CURE Niger on the first anniversary of it's grand opening. Wow, the Nigeriens know how to party. We worked pretty much a normal day. Some got to leave a little early to return home and bring back their families. We were treated to three hilarious skits. We had a band from Mr.Karazi's church. They even played a few familiar hymns. It was such a great testimony of God's goodness and faithfulness. We all came in our best duds! We were served snacks followed by huge plates of rice and chicken...a real feast! Everyone got a bottle of soda...a real treat!
We laughed and greeted one another. We prayed, celebrated and snapped pictures of each other! What a sweet foretaste of heaven. I am so aware that there are many families and employees who are far from a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a blessing to be here and to be involved with the important work of sharing the good news and love of God!
This side of heaven there will be tears, strife, disappointments but....with Christ, I can do all things for He gives me strength...and somedays are truly a party!