For all you have done for us we wish you a happy new year and may all you hope and pray for come your way.
It has been a tumultuous year for us. Some ups some downs but for the mot the ups won out. We managed to start a few new programs that were/are successful and made a few new friends. We remained healthy for the most part and that is very important. Love has come our way in the most unexpected ways and times.
Our life here has changed us in ways that are not always clear. While we have given up quite a few of the luxuries of living in America we have gained in understanding of how life on the “other side” is lived. And we have gained a compassion for those whose lives are not as privileged. For that alone we can be thankful. To realize, to walk in the other man’s shoes is quite an experience. And I don’t think everyone should do this, don’t get me wrong, it is just an experience that I hope that we can share occasionally with you.
Through all of this we have been very grateful to you our donors, friends and patrons who have made our work here possible. Your continued support is truly an amazing gift to this small community and is deeply appreciated. Your praises are sung in the many churches (17) and schools. Your voices are heard here as you wish us the very best and give us the encouragement to go forward and complete the tasks we have accepted as our work. Know that without you this is not possible and we, BL and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We return to the US next month to begin a six-week fund raising tour. We hope that you will continue to support the programs of Yeko Anim and you keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all
Dutch & BL