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Preschool CornerThis week was a whirlwind as I returned home from the 2:1 Conference, emptied one suitcase and packed an even bigger one to take to Tanzania. The kids have been helping me pack, taking trips with me to the store to help choose things for David {the boy we sponsor through Compassion in Tanzania}, and drawing pictures like crazy to send along with me.

The kids sat down with me and we pulled out a globe to show the different places that I will be in the next week ~ a few stops in the US, Amsterdam {for a brief pit stop}, and then Tanzania. The globe is staying out while I’m gone, along with my itinerary so they can follow along each day and see where I am. Rick also added some app to my iPad so they can track me {assuming it works!}. Should be fun to see!

Kaleb globe

When I return home, my suitcase is going to be WELL under the 50 pounds it is pushing right now. Each of the kids picked out something they thought David and his family would enjoy ~ colored pencils and crayons, Frisbees, jump ropes, bubbles, matchbox cars {dump trucks per Kaleb}, clothing, stickers…and so much more.  The kids have one request of me ~ a picture of me with David…and him smiling. I’m thinking that is a do-able request!

I’ll be sharing all of my travels and thoughts this next week and hope that you will follow along with our team too! You can see a map with the centers we will be visiting in this post {and grab a button to share on your blog if you’d like to as well}. And if you’d like…you can even sponsor a child in Tanzania too! Smile

That’s it for us this week! What have you been doing during school time today?

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  1. Julie at Creekside Learning says

    Safe travels, Jolanthe.  :-) 

  2. I am so excited for you!  I am sure it is overwhelming in some ways.

    I want to let your readers know that sponsorship through Compassion has been one of the most life-changing decisions our family has made.  Our 12 beautiful children around the world have impacted us more than we could have ever realized.  

    I cannot wait to read your posts!  Praying for you all!

  3. Save travel and lot of prayers!! You are going to have so much fun!! 

  4. Prayers and blessings from my heart to yours, Jolanthe for safe travels, safe return home and an uplifting, spiritually renewing trip!

  5. So exciting!! That is so sweet that the kids got stuff together for David. We sponsor a child in the Dominican Republic who has the exact same birthdayas my older girl. We were so surprised to find a child that is close enough that it could be a real possibly for us to meet her one day. Have a safe trip and looking forward to your posts.

  6. Praying for you! I can’t wait to see that picture of you and David and to read about all you see and experience.

  7. I’m praying for you and the other Compassion Bloggers as you take on this journey. I know that meeting David is going to rock your world and make the sponsorship even more real than it is now. I get to meet my sponsored child in September and I’m already a ball of nerves about it!

  8. I’m actually a retired home-school mom (youngest is 22) so nothing much happening in the school room these days. Although … God is still teaching me things and I am taking two online classes from the comfort of my home office! Just popping in to let you know that we are praying for you! Sounds like the brief pit-stop in Amsterdam has already become longer than anticipated! Looking forward to amazing stories!

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