I went down a sunny Monday morning and as usual Sabah and Wasel met me at the border. We visited Fawyseh's School first and were impressed by the serious studies going on and the music being taught by one teacher in preparations for Mother's Day in February. Nice red apples were the treat for the day. We visited the little kitchen which needs to be enlarged and saw how it must be separated from the bathrooms. That's the next project for this school.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Fr. Juan and I went to Gaza just for the day September 19th. and really covered visiting many places. We began with a visit to Fawyseh's school. Being it is the beginning of the school year there were few children; gradually more will be registering. The children were eating falafel sandwiches which were delicious.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
June 18 was a great day for us as after 6 years Oliver and Maren came for a visit. They wanted to sit in on one of our meetings which was great. They answered some questions for us besides. Home repair especially for families with handicapped members is a great need. We will continue to target this group. In the winter months the wind, cold and rain enter. In summer the rats and snakes enter. There are still so many substandard homes and shacks to be repaired. Security from sicknesses will also be the result. They usually need roofs, windows and doors replaced. Hopefully we can get funding to repair one a month.
In the photos regretfully Sabah is missing as she did not have her permission to come for the meeting in time. Br. Lorenzo was also missing due to a previous commitment. Bro. Joe is our senior member, Andres is the tallest of the group, Fr. Juan is to my left in the photo.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Some photos of the distribution, in February, March and April 2016, to poor families in the Gaza Strip, of the basic necessities.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Friends, you will find pictures of the visit to Gaza for five days of Lorenzo and Andres. They visited with Sabah several very poor families and also some of our schools especially our newest school which is painted beautifully.