It was with great pleasure that we were able to speak last week at Mississippi's annual Early Childhood Education Conference. It was an honor to meet so many wonderful educators hoping to make a difference in children's lives. One of my favorite moments was in a breakout session when the women in the room began telling stories of horrible memories of being in the classroom as a child. I asked that if they had such bad memories of school, why devote their adult life to being back in the classroom teaching children? The response was that they wished to make a change, and to make school a positive experience for the new generation. It was wonderful to hear. I have so much respect for educators who enjoy spending their days in the classroom day in and day out so that they can make a difference in children's lives. Thank you to all of you teachers out there making a difference for the better!
Thank you also to MsECA for having our family and Daisy be a part of your annual conference. I hope and pray that we were able to make a difference in your lives as well!
Panama. It's become a place so dear to me. Helping the sloths there, serving the people, building an economy, starting a church, and making the region more beautiful than when we first found it…These have become the passions of my heart. As the work that we do in Panama continues, the locals begin to change in the way that they care for their land. They ask us for help in how they can protect it better, how they can grow spiritually, how they can teach their children to live in a way that sustains the environment and pleases God. It's incredible to see their hearts grow, and their lives flourish.
Watch our most recent story on Voice of America, currently being distributed worldwide.
This is what Hidden Clover is all about...
Hidden Clover was featured on The Today Show with Boomeroo the Kangaroo, because who doesn't love a cuddly sweet kangaroo who jumps straight out of the Search for the Hidden Clover children's books and into our hearts =) Watch the Today Show piece here.
Photo credit: The Today Show