5th March, 2023

Dear friends,

Earlier this week Tresor, Benard and I visited Little Angels to ask permission to go to the school and video a few of the children, their teachers and classrooms. Jackie has agreed to go to Forty Hill Primary school, later this month, to talk about the work of Homes of Promise and also talk to the children about Global Education. Having a couple of video clips will hopefully help her. Going to Little Angels gave me the opportunity to say goodbye to our boys before I travelled to Cape Town on Friday.

Ian and I went back to the bank, yet again, on Wednesday but the issues still don’t seem to have been resolved. Hopefully I’ll be able to authorise online banking whilst I’m away. The weather has turned and we had a few showers this week bringing the temperature down.

I’ve only been in Cape Town just over 24 hours, went for an early morning swim in the sea – it was freezing but invigorating! Had a walk locally, out to lunch and have neighbours visiting this evening. Tomorrow, after church we are travelling up the west coast for the next four days – no relaxing on this holiday – great to be with friends.

“For the Lord is good and his love endures for ever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100‬:‭5‬

The boys are all fine. Dennis is preparing to go back to school S5, on Monday. From the photos Tresor has sent I can see that some of the boys went swimming Saturday afternoon and it looks like Peanut has been bathed as he is tied to the plant pot so that he can dry and not roll in the earth. The boys were also busy washing their clothes and shoes.

The landlady in Garuga, has arranged for a roof to be put across an outside space which will make it easier for cooking chapatis etc. especially when it rains. Ziwa called in on Saturday and helped cooking the breakfast, Rolex (chapatis with omelette inside).

Ian and Tresor have arranged for the boys to attend a football academy alternate Saturday mornings starting next week, I know some of them will really appreciate this but others will probably lose interest after a couple of months, which will be fine as they can attend extra tuition at school.

I had a photo sent me this week from Ivan, showing one of the girl students in his class modelling a top he had designed and made. It’s great to see these boys acquiring skills to help them in the future.

Thank you for all your prayers and support, we couldn’t do this work without you.

God bless.

Love Jane x