March 2017 Visitors

Hans and Natacha from Belgium who previously lived at Sarnelli House came for a visit almost 10 years after they left. It was a joyful reunion for all and the children enjoyed reconnecting.

Emmy from The Netherlands arrived for 2 months and she joined in the life of the girls from Nazareth House. She was a great hit – a big sister, mentor and one of the girls. Thank you for your enthusiasm, kindness and fun that you bought to all Emmy.

Mike and Janet O’ Connor arrived with their gang from the USA. They came with their daughter Elizabeth Achter and her two children - Barron and Aubrey and  Jen and Ryan Gephart and their two children Tyler and Kiera. Many thanks for all their activities – tie dying, headlice removing, swimming were among the few things they did with the kids. A big thanks to Jen and Ryan and the Kohler water company for the donation of water filters for all the houses. Hope to see you all again.

Stephanie Hartigan and her daughter Claudia from Singapore arrive for a visit. Stephanie is a long time supporter and the kids were taken to Tesco and the movies among many other activities. Claudia was a welcome and fun addition.

Jim Snell from the USA, a Cebo Rider and long time volunteer,  among other things sponsored the annual visit to the water park in Udon which all the kids love ! Thank you Jim .

George  Axton from the UK our new volunteer for the holidays arrived and got right into life at Sarnelli House – football, basketball and swimming while teaching English and being the heart throb of the teenage girls

Sophie Dinning a good friend of Kate’s from Australia came to help out and meet the boy she sponsors. She also joined in with everything and helped out with nursing duties as well.

Leon and Henriette Castermans from The Netherlands were their usual helpful selves. Fixing the swimming pool and keeping up with the maintenance of many things as well as driving kids and volunteers everywhere. They also were monitoring projects from their foundation and looking for new ways to help  – see you in October.

Svenja Julia from APO in Oberhausen, Germany arrived for three months volunteering. She is a recent nursing graduate and so we look forward to using her skills and her kindness.


Ed Schlacter long time friend from the USA of Fr Shea’s and supporter of Sarnelli House arrived to enjoy time with Fr Mike.


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