Thursday, 9 May 2019

Graduation

This past week was a big week at Emmaus.  It was the final week of residential classes for our undergraduates, Masters of education and Masters of leadership.

Friday night was the graduation banquet, between the undergraduates and masters students Emmaus had 60 students graduating.  This is really a big deal, to have that many students graduating from an accredited university in Haiti and going out into ministry for the sake of the gospel in churches, schools, universities and government.

The main thing happening on Friday was the hooding ceremony where the graduate school received their hoods.  Bill was one of the 60 graduating with his masters in education, a couple of our MK's offered to babysit the boys so I could go and see Bill get his hood at the banquet. His gold scarf is for academic honours.



Then Saturday was graduation, I stayed home with the boys but I got a good update when everyone got back.  Graduation lasted from 9-1 but it was a great celebration of all the students accomplished over the past 4 years.  Here are some pictures from the day...thanks Stacey!

undergraduate class 2019

Notice all the people standing at the back!
There was hardly enough room for everyone in the church


Masters in Education class

Bill receiving his degree and yes he is a giant! 


We had 5 members of staff also graduate with their masters in Theology, Leme, Simeon, Claudin, Jodenel and Belony 





Speaking of graduations, next week I will be speaking at one in Missouri.  The PT team which has been coming to Bethesda have asked me to come and speak to their physio graduates at a graduation brunch the day before the graduation.  I will also be meeting with some of the students and talk about using physiotherapy in missions among some other things which I'm not 100% sure what they are yet!  Bills parents will arrive on Sunday to help Bill with the boys for the week and I will leave on Tuesday.  Please pray for the trip, it is a great opportunity to encourage the new graduates to use therapy in missions whether that is long term or short term.  Pray for the boys too, I have left them overnight for one night last summer...this will be 5 nights.  Pray they will be well settled with Bill and their grandparents.  Joel has been counting down the days until Grandma and Grandpa arrive! 



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