Tuesday, April 29, 2014

GYA - Matthew's work

Seems like most posts are about what I am doing or the two of us.
I want to share these pictures with you to give you a better understanding for where Matthew works!
He's had some fun days recently.

Field Trip to Santa Barbara

Up in the clock tower of the Court House
(where we went on our honeymoon!)

Touring the art museum.
Matthew said the guys were pretty board until they got to this section!
 Grizzly Games!
The kids are divided into 4 platoons - 3 of guys and 1 larger one of girls.  They aren't allowed any communication between platoons, until this day.  To create teams for the games they had each platoon form up (4 abreast) and took each row going back (there is a name for that section, too, I can't remember what it is!)  So the far right line of platoons 1,2,3 and 4, all made one team, then the next row of each joined, then the next, then the far left.  (Sorry, I'm probably not explaining this very well!)  So this was the first time the guys and girls had interaction and working together, though there were strict rules about always being in pairs and other rules about respect and courtesy and stuff.  Anyway...
Play on!


Teaching staff

When I first look at these pictures, I just see faces, and they all kinda look the same!
Then I see the person, the personality, I wonder why they are there.
I wonder what they've been through in their 16 - 18 years.
Then it strikes me,
God knows their story.
He knows each one there.
Whether each one knows and has accept Him or not,
I don't know!
But God can work in their lives.
And I pray that Matthew and other Christians that
work with them will be lights and examples of His love, peace, and joy.
To show them they can have success in their personal lives while helping them reach goals in their schooling and work towards having a successful career.

The winning team in baseball played against the school staff, teaching and military.
This is Keith Gledhill.  One of the teachers that is technically inclined!
He went to the CUE conference with Matthew, the principal, and another teacher.

4 way tug-of-war!

The rest of team cheering for their team!

 Listening to a speech from the head honcho of the military staff

Home pass!

Parents and family visiting each of the classrooms.

Family milling around the wagon wheel visiting with teachers and staff.
Then they took them back to the main gate where the kids marched to meet them.

Waiting for family!

Not sure what is up with the plants!

Definitely mother and daughter, eh?!

Matthew said this girl was really cute.  Soon as she could, she yanked her hat off and let her bun down.  (they have to wear their hair in a bun all the time)  She was so excited to let it down, and I can see why!

Sergeant Rennick
So the kids went home for the weekend...
and we went camping!  The principal even told Matthew to leave 1/2 an hour early on Friday - yay!
Hunter Ligget coming up!

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