May 4, 2014

We are looking into a project in Savana La Mar to assist Quality Care Nursery Center.  This is a small nursery school just getting started.  We were there at the request of President Robinson Branch President of the Savanna La Mar Branch.  The first picture is inside the school. School starts here for the children when they are 3 years old. This way the mother can go to work and the children are cared for. 
 The also teach Literacy to school age children who need some extra guidance.  These students tend to come from very poor homes and most struggle to pay for the literacy classes. It is kind of a catch 22 because they are the ones that need the training the most in order to break the chain of poverty. 

The next picture is President and Sister Robinson in front of the school.
 Now we move on to the Yallahs food initiative project closing ceremony in Yallahs.  We have told you about this great Branch and the friendships we have made with them.  So we will let the pictures tell the story.  In this picture the automobile wheels are the charcoal grills.  The put real charcoal they make from partially burnt wood inside the rims.  Then the pans are place on top.  The whole dinner was cooked this way.
 Here is a picture of the Relief Society dishing up healthy portions of food.
 Our Mission President Brown and his wife attended and had lots of fun with this great group.
 We had a small ceremony with a couple of talks from people about the chicken project.  The group calls themselves the Chicken Council.  Then we had a slide show presentation of all the pictures we took during the building of the project.  They were laughing with ,and clapping for each other.
 Finally this is a group picture.  All in all it was a great ceremony and dinner with around 60 to 70 people.
We also spent two days helping the Pearsons move from Spanish Town to Negril for their new assignment there.  They will be helping with 3 branches, Savanna la Mar, Negril and Montego Bay. President Brown wants them to help get the members ready to create another district on the North West side of the Island. They were scheduled to go home the end of next month but elected to extend their mission another 5 months. We are thrilled to have them extend their mission as senior couples are so hard to find.
Well there is always much to do and little time left to do it in so we had better get back to work!  We love and miss you all and hope you have a great week.
Mom and Dad
E/S Murdock