Girl Chat with Serena

Sweet, caring Serena . . . our future elementary school teacher.

We love our daughter Serena’s tender heart, which is drawn to help anyone who is in need. Her caring, helpful spirit infuses everything she does and says. This makes her an incredibly loving big sister and a huge blessing to our little ones! Serena helps them get dressed, braids their hair, and assists with their schoolwork.

In the classroom, Serena is respectful and her obedient personality makes her a model student. She’s the student who is quick to do whatever the teachers ask with no complaining or resistance. Her teachers love having her in the class! It’s not a surprise that Serena loves school and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Recently, she’s even been reading a book about the basic principles of childhood development to help prepare her.

“Since childhood my desire was to become a schoolteacher for elementary students. Kids at this age are very innocent and lovable!”

In addition to her hard work in the classroom, she loves to participate in acting, dancing, or singing. We think of her as our 15-year old renaissance woman! And we never know when Serena will put on a show for her sisters by mimicking with great accuracy someone’s verbal inflections, speech patterns, and mannerisms. It’s sure to send everyone into giggles!

This is our daughter Serena. We are so proud to parent her and call her our own!

Did you know you can help make her dreams of becoming a teacher come true? Donate to the college fund today.

Also in our August news . . .

8 / 21 / 2014


Did You Know? India’s Growing Population

A recent report from The Washington Post gives context to the population distribution & growth in Asia as compared to the rest of the world. More than half of the world’s 7 billion people live within the circle on the map, which includes India.

With more than 1.21 billion people, India is the second most populous country in the world.1 If trends continue, India will surpass China by 2025 to take the lead.2 India already has one-sixth of the world’s entire population & more 25 million orphans - more than any other country in the world3.

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8 / 21 / 2014



Announcing Mr. and Mrs. Borde!

Ralph and Jane exchanged wedding vows on June 7, 2014, at a ceremony in India. They were so blessed to have our daughters participate in the ceremony as Jane’s bridesmaids and flower girls. The wedding and festivities were an incredible time celebrating the beginning of their lives together as a family!

Congratulations, Ralph and Jane!

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8 / 21 / 2014