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Helping the Children

School Drop – handing out supplies
Originally uploaded by beckydanaher.

The other week I had the opportunity to travel to a school in the surrounding area. We handed out school supplies to the children at a local school.
This was such a rewarding experience for me. It was great, actually helping out the locals personally. To see the smiles on their faces was priceless.
The picture you saw in the Stillwater Gazette, of Jim and I, was taken at this school. Jim and his section do this often, as well as many other missions to help the surrounding communities.
Just thought you may want to see some good things that are happening here in Iraq.


February 3, 2007 - Posted by | Iraq Deployment

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Becky!

    Thanks for posting about your visit to the school and for posting pictures! It warms my heart to see you smiling with the children – you are making such a difference in their lives. Did they speak any English? Did you get to talk with them at all? Hope things are great! Love you!

    Posted by: Tina at February 5, 2007 10:15 AM

    Yahoo, a comment.
    Let’s see. No, they didn’t speak English.
    But, I did get them to wave and say bye.
    I even got a little boy up to play frisbee with me. I brought one to give to the kids, but they didn’t know what to do with it. So, Jim and I played back and forth, then we had a little boy come up and play with me, then I gave it to him. That way, he at least knows what its for.
    The little girls had red paint on their nails. I was surprised. It wasn’t polish, but some sort of red, something. So, I marvelled over that.
    I was just so greatful that team let me go out with them. They are great guys and doing wonderful things.

    Posted by: becky at February 6, 2007 01:08 AM

    Hi Becky!
    I think the little girls must have had henna on their nails. Was it sort of a orangey-red color? It comes from a flower and stains/dyes really badly. You can dip your fingers in it and it dyes your skin and nails. It comes off the skin after a few days, but stays on the nails permanently. I saw a lot of it in France when I was there. What a fun story about the kids and the frisbee – I guess a frisbee isn’t a super common toy outside the US…good thing they got a demonstration! Will you get to go again anytime soon?

    Miss you and love you!

    Posted by: Tina at February 7, 2007 09:23 AM

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