8th January, 2017

Dear friends,

It’s been a busy week at George’s Place, all but Samuel, from the six boys who visited their relatives over the Christmas period, have returned – he should arrive next Tuesday, so we have 11 boys here at present. 

Tim has been practising his baking skills this week and has made cakes, buns, shortbread and much more, he does all the preparation at George’s Place and then I take them home for baking as we only cook on charcoal stoves at the home. Bringing the cakes back the next day.  He is good at sharing and we are all enjoying his efforts.

Brian arrived back, his family had bought him a new shirt and trousers, he looked so smart when he arrived, bible in hand, rucksack on his back carrying gifts of fruit for us.  God has certainly been blessing our work.  There seems to be very little upset either, between the boys, considering we have 11 aged between 9 and 16 with very different characters, they all get on well and encourage each other.

‘For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.’ 2 Corinthians 4 v 17/18

Peace and Bob took 4 more boys to register them at school, the term doesn’t officially begin until early February but they have to be interviewed to see which class they will attend, have uniforms, school equipment, shoes etc. bought for them, which all takes time.  Dennis did really well in the interview and will be starting this coming Monday in P7 which is the top class.

 There are challenges of course, particularly with getting authorisation and administration from official bodies, but different issues through prayer get resolved gradually.

 We were never promised as Christian’s that life would be easy and it doesn’t seem to be. Working together in the heat when everyone is tired and exhausted brings tension and misunderstandings.  So prayers please, lots of them. 

 Thank you.

Yours in Christ,