Tuesday, April 30, 2013

So long, farewell....

Instead of staying for 6 weeks as planned, the Ukrainian team had to leave 3 weeks early (due to visa issues - they were misinformed about how long Ukrainians could stay in Bosnia without a visa:( ) and we are very sad to see them go. They were one of the best teams we have ever had here and I will gladly host them again. They were flexible, willing, able and just FUN!

On their last night, we went to the Children's Home so we could run another "Book Club" with them. We were planning on running it inside in the dining room, but as often happens at the home, there was something going on in the dining room which meant we had to make another plan... so outside it was with our book club! We had the puppets again, but this time we actually had a couple of plays in the local language for the kids.
How did this work? Well we had two local volunteers reading the parts while the team did the puppetry :) They put their hands on the puppeteers shoulder to indicate when they should talk and it worked GREAT. Thanks to Tanja and Natasha for doing a great job... Natasha joked that she is going to add "acting" to her CV now! The kids LOVED it... we could have done a lot more plays, but the puppeteers' hands would have fallen off I think!
I finally got a pic of most of the team - missing are the two moms with babies :( I took it on Saturday at the Children's Home when were there, and it is such a great pic I wanted to share it with you...
Thank-you for all the good memories, and may God bless you as you go on your way...

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