Monday, May 18, 2009

A choral thank you

The children at CEFED Special Education School in Santa, Cameroon (near Bamenda) prepared a program to welcome us to the school. 

I'm so glad I was running my video camera, because there is one song I return to over and over. It was written especially for our team and for Joni and Friends. I think of the work that someone put into writing it and that the children put into learning it. I see their smiling, welcoming faces. 

The gift of this song was a wonderful punctuation to our time in Bamenda . . . and a magnet drawing us--and you?-- back again, Lord willing.


Anonymous said...

Hello children!

My name is Joni Eareckson Tada and I leave the organization called Joni and Friends and our main program, Wheels for the World! All of us here in California (where Joni and Friends is located) were praying for you when the Wheels team from Bethlehem Baptist Church arrived in your country. You really brought a big smile to my face when I saw your bright smiles and your happy singing. Keep trusting God... work hard in your school... and keep singing to your Savior, okay?! Finally, please tell Miss Magdalene that I said a very special hello. And thank her for the beautiful dress she sent me! You are loved and prayed for in the name of Jesus...

Joni Eareckson Tada

Noel said...

Correction: I'm pretty sure Joni means she LEADS Joni and Friends. I think her voice recognition wasn't paying close attention.