On Thursday we were finally able to meet with the director of the Sabah Blind Society. We have been trying to get together for the past three months and one thing or another always happens that we or they can't make and keep appointments. But on Thursday we were finally able to get together. We went with the director, Angeline, to visit the Wallace Training Center for the Blind in a town which is about an hour drive from KK. At this training center they are working with the blind to teach them some skills to help them become more self reliant and able to contribute to their own upkeep and make a livelihood for themselves. Here at the Wallace Training Center some of the residents are learning basket weaving, which is becoming a lost art. They are still weaving with reeds and rattan, but that is getting to be harder to find and very costly. They do amazing work. There were two gentlemen when we were there who were busy making some beautiful baskets.
They also grow mushrooms here. Now I thought I would go into a dark and danky room and see mushrooms growing out of the floor. This is the mushroom building:
Saturday night the new YW's presidency in the KK1 branch held their Young Women in Excellence Night.
Crystel received her YW medallion:
The YW presidency gave each girl a present, a small picture frame. And they gave each girl's mother a picture frame too. And they gave the outgoing former presidency a picture frame.
We are leaving on Thursday to go to Singapore for a week. We are having another senior conference and getting our VISA chopped. Pres. and Sis. Mains also asked us, along with the other humanitarian couple in west Malaysia, to be in charge of a service project for the seniors to do while at the conference. It is proving to be pretty hard to put together a service project for Singapore when you live in KK. We will definitely need the Lord's help to pull this one off. Wish us luck -- better yet pray for us.
Hope everything is going well for all of you and that you are in the holiday spirit. I just can't seem to get there completely this year. I think it is hard because it is always 88-90 degrees outside and not a snowflake in sight. And we are really missing everyone so much more right now at this time of year. It is a time for families, so enjoy yours. Love Ya All E/S Read