The Dauth family

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Kralendijk, Bonaire, CuraƧao
We are CEF missionaries stationed on Bonaire for a camp ministry on Bonaire.

Monday, 15 June 2009

A few maintenance tasks completed at Camp

The past 8 months on Bonaire was highlighted by maintenance, maintenance, and maintenance to infrastructure, tools and the fast growing grass and shrubs.

The first picture is just after we arrived on Bonaire and in a few months we saw how this nice green carpet covering the soil turned into a knee-height jungle.

But God is good and faithful and there was this ride-on lawn mower in one of the sheds. I cleaned it, filled it with gasoline and connected a battery and there it started very soon. I don't know when it was last used? But it was a big blessing to keep the grass under control so that the groups could use the facilities effectively.

A nice soft carpet of grass.

The carpet very soon grew into this jungle.

But with this it was tamed, regularly.

Then the grass started to turn brown and the bushes grew big. Many bushes were eradicated, with a few left to be trained into small shade trees - a much needed commodity on this "island in the sun".

Thorn bushes that were eradicated.

Then there was the much needed repair works to the buildings.

At first the holes seemed small ...

But, at the end we had to replace that whole section of roof.

A family of Oregon, America, were an enormous blessing to us as family, the camp facilities and the ministry. A BIG thank you for your willingness to serve us and the children of Bonaire.

Then there was also the wooden doors that swelled during the wet rainy season and none would open. The only solution was to take it down and plane it until it opened smoothly.

With this I also saw the destructive work of termites at work.

Thursday, 04 June 2009

Nelmari's sixth birthday - 4 June 2009

  1. Each of the 24 children in Nelmari's class, 1e, received a bag full of goodies.

Henk do the decorations after Pietjie did the baking.

The final product of the team efort.

The eating group of the team.

Candles burning under the sound of birthday voices.

Alea and Nelmari testing out the new 'hand-mobile'

But nothing beat the Skype with Grandma Maxi in Windhoek, Namibia.