I’ll Fly Away, Oh Glory..!

“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.”   By Helen Keller

This is a very special week for me. As a proud member of the Tri-Cities Industry Kiwanis Club, I am invited to share updated information about the “Friends of Copey” and the Copey Learning Center.

For two plus years, “Friends of Copey” has been an approved project by my club.zzzKiwanis Club members support many club activities locally and elsewhere benefiting the health and welfare of children. “Friends” is honored to be included among the programs approved by Kiwanis which are focused on kids.

I plan to share information about the “Pathway Project 2017” which our Kiwanis Club’s Foundation played a very important role. Then, recently Fatima and Ariana made a “Pathway Project 2017” presentation to the Copey community covering their travels last June to the USA and Emory & Henry College.

Consider this!!! From Washington state to the local community of Copey, Costa Rica, we are sharing information about two very special weeks in the lives of two young students from Copey.

Jane’s Quote of the Week!

“The most amazing thing is the love and respect the people have for each other [in Copey]. They all work hard and no one seems to complain. The students have never complained or said they don’t want to do anything!”

This was Jane’s observation after witnessing the Copey community’s efforts to raise funds towards the reconstruction of the church lost recently by fire.

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Ana Yancy, Michael, Cindy, Jane, and Larry

Last week Jane visited Angela who has returned to Copey.  Then, Jane and Michael, her volunteer teacher counterpart, along with Ana Yancy visited the very talented folks, Larry and Cindy Windes.

I am very excited that Jane is meeting some of the people who have been and continue to be extraordinary supporters of “Friends of Copey”. You may recall Larry and Cindy are transplants from Arizona. Larry is the architect responsible for the beautiful design of the new Learning Center. You will be hearing a lot more about Larry and Cindy in the near future.

Final Word

So many times I complete my Post, hit the button to send out my weekly message and then it hits me. I think about Carol who helps me with editing each week and I think of Dr. Lin Church who has been the co-chair of the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund since its beginning.

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Dr. Church and Arthur

Dr. Church, with his support has helped us do an amazing job over the 4 years by providing students in Copey an opportunity to attend the Learning Center. Dr. Church has been a significant partner in this effort and a “true” friend sharing this journey.

I had the pleasure of visiting him during my June trip thru North Carolina and that was only the second time he and I have met face to face. The first time was at my mother’s memorial service in late 2013.

More information about why Dr. Church is involved and his connection with the Broadys is included in the menu titled “Scholarship Fund”.

But, almost without exception, he will send me a note with feedback following each Post. I want to tell everyone that I am very appreciative of his support and his ongoing encouragement. Thanks Lin!

Thoughts and prayers continue for those seriously impacted by the recent hurricanes, floods, and the rest of the weather conditions being experienced in the south.

 

 

3 thoughts on “I’ll Fly Away, Oh Glory..!

  1. Thanks to you AK! We escaped the destruction of the hurricane, and hope that you will soon have rain to quell your fires. I love that old hymn too! And Helen Keller’s advice on prayer is correct! Mine has always been to have strength to carry the burden!

    Lin

  2. Art, this project–a “project of the heart”–continues to be a witness for the topic of this post: divine intervention. All of the things that have happened in the past four years to make these transformational moments possible for the Copey students could simply not have happened by chance! (And, as a statistician, I can validate that last statement!) Thank you for continuing to bring glory and honor to the One Who has made this all possible … with a little help from His friends.

    Blessings my friend!
    Joe

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