by Darlene Coulston, MITS Founder
Hello everyone, and a big thanks for a wonderful month with MITS Team and students. Charles and I taught seminar for the Team, in small groups. It was wonderful to have them in our home -- time to talk and reconnect. And get to know the newer Team members. We studied the 23rd Psalm; it fits the Team -- they are all good shepherds!
We also got to spend time with the students. A highlight was dorm devos; the literacy guys were lively, full of verses they wanted to share and lots of songs. The skills girls devo was sweet and personal. Oh, and Charles and I spent several afternoons with the literacy classes as we talked about MITS in the beginning years; we even had old pics to pass around, ha. They couldn't believe Maureen and I "camped" at Kamulu with a group of girls from the streets - all alone. We were inside the walls but there were NO people or houses around, nothing but hyenas!
We talked to the skills groups about life after MITS - they are eager and at the same time apprehensive. But MITS history says they will get and keep jobs and adapt to the outside world just fine, and MITS will always stay in touch.
We loved our time with MITS friends. We've shared laughter and tears for 30 years and the memories just keep being added to. Thanks again for the JOY you've shared.
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