On my next visit to
Ortahisar, Jon and Naomi, personal friends from New York came with
me to help with my project. They immediately fell in love with the
village, and the children fell in love with them. While Jon and
I got the house ready for the colder weather (when the classes would
move indoors) Naomi and the growing group of children worked together
outdoors. They were so wonderful together that Jon and I often stopped
work to watch. .