THIS IS ELDORET
looking west along the |Nairobi / Uganda highway
LAST WEEK I left you all as WE faced waterless plumbing. Daryl had spoken to the Eldoret Water Agency only to be told that as from that day - Saturday last, they would be unable to supply water in our taps due to reduced levels in the Dams, and in the pressure available. Quite a problem for us with so many on our compounds - We went to bed praying for RAIN. And that in the face of the fact that the Water Agency said they did not expect any rain at such a LATE date, and that we might have no rain in the near future. BUT we did pray......
AND THAT NIGHT IT RAINED
IN THE MORNING THERE WAS WATER IN THE TAP.
HOWEVER, this in no way alters what I wrote concerning deforesterisation in our neck of the woods! It is raining as I type this, on Friday Evening, May at about 7.45 p.m. Beautiful sound of it pattering down on our tin roof!
Ah yes! I AM writing, or at least beginning to write on Friday due to the fact that we shall be quite busy tomorrow. We have one of our girls, who has actually grown up and is working as a Nursery Teaching, quite independently, visiting us.
FAYTH is actually introducing us to her Fiancee, and him to us - to her home and family. She will be bringing two or three others to 'hold their hands', and we will also have Joshua Mbithi join with us, as he and Miriam actually brought Faith up from a baby to maturity in Jacaranda Cottage. She came when she was only ONE year old, in 1991. Her birth family have not been traced. She has been a quiet, obedient and helpful person and loves her Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Probably Joshua will be the one to 'Give her Away' on their soon to come Wedding day. Quite a few other of our houseparents will also be Esther and me. They are expected to arrive about 11a.m and stay for Lunch and Fellowship. We are looking forward very much to it. I have always had a special regard for her.
|HERE WE HAVE JUST GATHERED IN GREEN COTTAGE|
There were 16 of us altogether! Esther cooked a beautiful lunch.
They all arrived at 12.30 and left, after have toured our compounds,
at around 3.45p.m.
Here we can see from left to right
Miriam Mbithi / Fayth / Andrew's Mum / Joshua Mbith\
Esther / Me / Andrew
THUS THE WEEK HAS ALMOST ENDED. But tomorrow I shall be speaking in the Morning at our Fellowship to a packed congregation of students - all or school boarders are back with us for the Term. It will also be the inauguration of our new School Chaplain, Mike KYALO who started with us on Monday last.
IT IS STILL RAINING!! Amazing Grace - how sweet the sound!
God Bless you all. My readers seem to have diminished since I started up sending in February.
From about 200 I seem now have come down to a weekly average of 50! There had already been a drop last year when I stopped sending for a while. Will press on regardless.
MONDAY, there will be a Meeting of all Managers of Children's Homes in our District to discuss the Governments renewed warning that it WILL close ALL Children's Homes within the year. Please be in prayer for us all, and for the children who are likely to be the ones to suffer the most if this strategy goes through. BUT it IS all in God's Hands after all.
Love in Jesus to you all
John, Esther, and Daryl Green