4th March, 2018

Dear friends,

We have extended our premises this week and have now rented an adjoining property, giving us more rooms, latrines and showers. We are at present having a gate put in the wall between the two properties so that we have easy access. Next Wednesday we have a Management Meeting and the new place will be checked by the Health Inspector, Probation Officer and a Government Official who will advise on how many extra boys we can take. This will also enable us to have the required medical room and more space for a quiet/reading room and possibly table tennis in a garage when we have saved for a table. I am also looking forward to having more space in the offices and store – we are so blessed with all that you have given, some of which needs to be stored before distribution.

‘And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.’
Philippians 4 v 19/20

More good news in that big Brian has been elected by his peers at Kennedy School to be Head Prefect, which we are delighted about. He is doing well at school and spends the holidays with his parents and siblings. He is growing into a nice young lad, respectful and sensible and we are all very proud of him. Simon Peter has also been chosen to be a class monitor – there are so many encouragements. Although some problems as a few of our younger boys who go to Maranatha School were in trouble on Friday – we will call at the school and find out what has happened tomorrow.

This week we have taken Jackie to visit the boys at Meeting Point, who are doing really well and Anton at Agromax, who asked for a watermelon so he can use the seeds to grow them. He really has ‘green fingers’. The weather has been cooler and we have had some thunderstorms and rain but most days the sun has shone by the afternoon. We also took Jackie to a couple of local craft markets for her to buy gifts. She has been busy making sure our policies and contracts are all in place and I shall miss her when she returns to the UK next Tuesday.

Saturday afternoon, of course, saw us down at KK beach, it wasn’t very warm and the music was loud but everyone enjoyed themselves especially on the trampolines – 20 of us managed to squeeze into the minibus for the return journey.

Homes of Promise is moving forward – scary and exciting, but we trust God as we see him changing lives in amazing ways – your prayers please.

Love and blessings.