Sunday, May 6, 2012


Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let you know some of the projects I've been working on recently. I was asked by the Chiprom President to create a blog for Chiprom because he really liked the way I've been using this one to communicate to a large audience. Of course I set all that up, and you can find that at I'm going to be putting prayer requests and news bits on there, and will continue to do so even after I leave, so there's a new way to stay updated with Chiprom!!!

We also had a carpenter come and build some book shelves to hang in the girls' room, and then the kids moved a bunch of books out of storage to the upstairs, where I sorted them and put them in their proper spot. The children were so excited to spend the afternoon reading! It rained, and everyone was stuck inside anyways, so it was quite a cosy day. There is also room for more books, so if you have any old books you want to get rid of, feel free to e-mail me at  and we can figure out a way to send your books over to the kids!

I also was asked to hang up some mosquito nets in the kids' rooms. The carpenter who built the bookshelves also installed some nails above the bunk beds, and I spent my afternoon attaching nets. I've got to say, it makes the beds look really nice! This will help protect the kids from any further bouts of malaria. I've still got to hang them up in the boys' room.

So I've been pleasantly busy! I've been learning a lot about cultures, and God and myself in these past weeks which is wonderful. I've also realized that today is exactly one month until I'll be touching down in Canada. It amazes me that I've only got such a short time left, and I am so thankful for this once-in-a-lifetime trip that God has blessed me with. I think it's going to change my life...




  1. I think it alread has changed your life. Glad it rained again.


  2. We are really proud of all of your hard work. We really look forward to checking in and seeing what you are doing to help at the orphanage. You are an excellent role model for the children in Grade 1.

    Ms. McCans' Grade 1 class

  3. I love you and want you home, but you should just extend your stay! You have all summer.

    But since that is unlikely for you, it's so great to see what you've been up to. I love your updates!

  4. Hi Sierra,

    Wow you have been a busy lady! You have obviously changed the lives of many children. Hope you are keeping well. I miss your smiling face and positive attitude when I go down on the deck. I look forward to seeing you soon. Stay well and see you in June!

    A-J xo