“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me….!
I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see!” by John Newton
Officially back home from Costa Rica and I appreciate the show of interest in the first installment of great photos from time spent in Copey. I hope everyone will enjoy today’s second installment.
We had the honor of sharing the graduation ceremony with the two Copey Learning Center graduates for 2017. Both are excellent students and 13 years old. We should plan to see them at E&H College for the “Pathway Project” in the future. Also, please notice the student standing next to me. This is Mariana, our Spelling Bee superstar. She and her fellow student are both wonderful young ladies and excellent role models for younger students.
We were treated with instrument playing by the Copey Learning Center students. One selection was “Amazing Grace”. How wonderful! It is a favorite of mine and certainly one of Anne G. Broady’s favorite hymns. Hearing the music reminded me at that moment how much Mom has been a part of this entire project.
Another group did one of Costa Rica’s many cultural dances for the audience gathered for graduation. This dance involved the “Condor”. Their costumes and music provided an unforgettable pageantry.
Then we were blessed with the song “This Little Light of Mine” led by musical director, Jane. This song was so relevant and appropriate for the occasion. I sat wishing the message of the song could be something each “Friend of Copey” could witness in the voices of each child on stage. We are all children, we all have a light, and we all have the potential to brighten up this world if we only decided to.
Finally, “Friends of Copey” received a gift from the Copey Learning Center. The words “all our thanks for your support, dedication, and affection so that this project today is a reality in our community” are contained on the plaque.
I was so honored to receive this expression of gratitude for so many reasons. This is the first time in the history of Friends that we have been publicly honored for our support. Enjoy this! It came from a grateful community and it was my pleasure to receive it on behalf of all the “Friends of Copey”. We can tell all that we have been “internationally recognized” for our service.