March 8th, 2012 was the day that many of us here at The Infantil Tary Kids Program ate our first apple. If it wasn’t our first it was certainly one of very few. The bible says that the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
This day I felt love in my life, because you loved me enough to buy me an apple. Apples here in Nicaragua only the RICH get to eat, so I felt on top of the world.
This day I felt joy as the nutrients and vitamins of something so delicious went pulsing through my body, I was probably very hungry since most of our moms send us to school hungry.
I felt your kindness and a special peace in my heart knowing that someone really is looking out for me, and for my health and my development and has not left me behind for the world to throw me down with its punches of cruelty that catch so many of our families that suffer from extreme cases of poverty.
The faithfulness that is in your hearts gives us the strength to go on in life. Its weird how even an apple speaks of His goodness, but it does, and through this little act of goodness a mini-project has been inspired by our friend Jesyka Summers who was here 2 weeks ago and gave us this lovely treat.
It is called “An Apple A Day Speaks”, and we hope that some of you will join us in this; its a very easy way to make a difference.
An apple here in Nicaragua costs 1$-1.50 each. To give our 13 kids a special treat every once in a while we would need 1 person per month to donate $15-$20. If you would like to be one of these people please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line write “An Apple a Day Speaks”.
Below is a little good-bye note Jesyka left us the morning she went to catch the plane. We didn’t get to say goodbye to her, but we love her and miss her and are thankful for the time and the smile she gave us each and every morning.
A few of us thought we might also send her a “goodbye” note and a picture of us with some art work we did. These cotton ball angels were also inspired by her so we thought the photo would be fitting.
BYE JES, we love you 🙂