We drove up to Santa Rosa on Sunday to wish little Miss Nia a happy 2nd birthday (Sept 19 is her birthday).
Here we are celebrating, but trust me, this was NOT the 1st birthday celebration for Nia. She had the cake eating and candle blowing thing down. Seems she had been down this road a couple of times before, earlier in the week!
Happy Birthday Nia
and thank you Matt, Shelly, Livia, Josh & Selah for sharing the day with us!
In the coming days I will post some more photos of the Schafer duo - Fredy and Raquel. Giving you a glimpse of all they do!
Freddy a Raquel are simply AMAZING (in case you didn't already know it) Their dedication to the people in Guinea Bissau goes above and beyond. Frankly, I do not know how they keep all their projects straight. An orphanage, a school in Quebo, a baking school, medical clinic. These projects are in addition to the projects they manage with It Takes a Village ( 2 villages, Djati, and Guiledje)
They have about 21 kids on their project. They recently took in four more in, who's father has aids and mother has passed away.
The new girls dorm at the orphanage run by Fredy & Raquel Schafer in Quebo
Thank you to Connie's organization, Life Link, which supplied them with
enough money to buy mattresses so that each girl could have her own bed
to sleep on. Prior to that there were 3 girls sleeping on 1 mattress.
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