On the Move…!

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”   By Eleonora Duse

As the World Turns…!

This is not just a title for a soap opera that first aired on CBS from April 2, 1956 to September 17, 2010. This is a comment on how things have been going with the Copey Learning Center for the past several weeks. As time moves along…so does the Copey Learning Center.

For example:

The Pathway Project students Anyela, Fabiana and their chaperone returned home safely in late June. Then, the subsequent days were spent bringing all aspects of the journey to an official close.

We successfully covered all of our expenses. I covered this in the 4th of July Post but I am just reminding “Friends” that our collective efforts produced amazing results.

It is not simple to arrange for and transport students from Costa Rica for a two week visit…especially on short notice. Providing airfare, housing, food, ground transportation, and much more involves many hours with many donors and volunteers working together. Thanks to all!

Post Pathway…!

Key Friends Edeltrout and Steve Hunt are shipping books to the Copey Learning Center. These books will prove to be a valuable addition to the educational efforts in the Center.

Genna (Center volunteer) and her visiting mother Cynthia went on a central and western Costa Rican tour while the Copey Learning Center was on a week-long break. Nothing can be better than a daughter-mother vacation in beautiful Costa Rica.

Jane Rutledge was busy teaching her on-line class last week. I was honored to sit in and observe. Jane is a master teacher and skillful in getting the best reactions and responses from her Copey students.

Dr. Ed Davis of Emory & Henry College together with his colleague Shelley Koch will leave August 1 for Costa Rica. The trip is preparatory for a group of about ten E&H College students traveling to Costa Rica in December.

When the students arrive in Costa Rica in December, they will spend several days in Copey. There, they plan to visit local farms and learn more about the region’s agriculture and sustainability measures the region is known for. The students will also spend time with Copey students. The E&H College connection grows stronger.

Visitors to Copey in 2022.

If you have not noticed, the “Friend” traffic to Copey has been very heavy this year. Earlier, a devoted “Friend”, Cyndy Sharer visited Copey.

Last week, Cynthia MacFarlan spent time in Copey visiting her daughter Genna. Cyndy, Cynthia, and Genna all reside in my community. And next week, Dr. Davis will travel to Copey.

This increased level of interest is evidence of the ongoing support and devotion we all have for the Copey community and the Copey Learning Center.

Final Word..!

Larry and Cindy Windes are the most consistent and willing  hosts always ready to greet any “Friend” of Copey when one arrives.

I can never thank them enough for being that important greeter available to extend the hand of friendship. Whenever, a “Friend” returns from Copey, Larry and Cindy’s hospitality is always near the top of the trip highlights mentioned.

When Dr. Davis arrives in Copey in a few days, Larry and Cindy will play a significant role in helping Dr. Davis learn and understand the region and the agriculture community. Overall, there could not be a better resource available. Thank you Larry and Cindy.