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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bittersweet Farewell

     Today was the day we said farewell to Staci, Wycliff & family.  We celebrated with them with a big Thank You party with friends and family.  It was a good day with many words of appreciation from coworkers & staff.
     We have been planning the party for a couple of weeks now and it has been very hectic around the Baby Centre.  We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the Baby Centre family for all the hard work they have done.  The office staff, especially Emmanuel, Cate and Christine did a fantastic job helping get things done.  The party would not have been possible without the three of them and all the help they provided.
     There were representatives from each department that gave an appreciation speech to let Staci know how she has impacted them and the entire Baby Centre.  Linnet representing the Operations Department, Flo representing the Caregivers, Christine representing the Office staff, Jim Vanderhoof representing WGM, Bishop Reverend Dr. Robert Lang'at offered his appreciation and prayer, & Dan, along with being the facilitator, read letters from Board members that could not attend.
     Below are some photos from the special day.  We pray for all the best for Staci and Wycliff as they move in the direction they feel God is calling them.  They will be greatly missed.
Dana making 300 cupcakes for the party
Dana & April traced all the children's hands onto the banner,
then April painted them.

Staci & Wycliff, the guests of honor
Some of the Baby Centre children, as well as Eliana and Tahila

Singing and dancing for Staci

     The kids put on a great program for Staci.  With many songs, dancing and reciting scripture verses.

More singing & dancing

Carson & Dan presenting Staci with the banner
Bishop Lang'at & Dan praying for the Keter's
Some of the caregivers singing
Caregivers presenting gifts to Staci

     It was a wonderful day and now we have to look towards tomorrow.  We will be presenting at Mogoon AGC in the morning.  This is a new church that is anxious to partner with the Baby Centre and we are taking five of the Baby Centre children with us to do a presentation.  We look forward to this new way to connect with the AGC churches.  
     Monday begins our WGM Field Meeting at Turi.  We finish with that on Wednesday and Wednesday night we present at Tenwek Hospital for the AGC Pastor's Conference.  So please keep us in your prayers for all the travel and all the presentations as we continue to build relationships with the local churches.


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