18-Aug-2014 11:26, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 8.0, 12.2mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200

It’s back to school time again for our third and final term of this academic year, so what have we been up to for the last three weeks that school has been closed?

Well, there’s been a holiday club, special needs day, a wedding, home visits, a women’s conference, maintenance work and a visit to the hills. How do you do all that? I hear you ask – with a lot of help!

Holiday Club was run by Compassion International; it was great to see children from a little further afield being able to benefit from our amazing facilities. When we asked why they wanted to come to Tumaini, they said, “so our kids can play on the playground” – thanks Emmanuel Foundation.

18-Aug-2014 14:54, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 3.9, 6.4mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200

Wedding – check out our facebook page for photos of Dennis and Molly. It was great to see one of our home grown young men live out his faith, wait and commit to a life long marriage – we’re proud of you Dennis. Molly thank you for giving your life and your love to missions.

I was honoured to be able to visit Jimmy in his new one roomed house that people in the church have helped him to rent as he makes a commitment to walk in faith and put his past behind him. Jimmy reminds me of why we’re here!

What a week this week!  Twenty five ladies gathered together to receive teaching from three amazing ladies from Taita Hills. The days started with “Sweating in the Spirit” great music and stretching – I’m not sure if some ladies were trying to avoid the first session or were just on “African Time”. After sweating in the spirit the teaching started and wow! When these ladies start, they give it some welly. My office is 3 classrooms away and it’s like I was part of the class. What a great week of praise and teaching, thank you Agnellah, Fenny and Mercy.

18-Aug-2014 11:24, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.009 sec, ISO 200

Thanks to help from Footsteps International we have been able to do loads of much needed work around the school. We’ve had a new water tower built and walls plastered and painted. Thanks to many people around Sleaford and a church in Ilkley, we have been able to decorate and furnish the Special Needs Resource room, move our Primary Teachers around, renovate their staff room and build an amazing new table – the kids loved helping with that too.

We also managed to squeeze in a trip to Taita Hills and buy a new cow, Daisie Lee. More to follow on her next week…

Thank you for your help and prayers.

Xx Glyn & Jane

28-Aug-2014 08:19, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 3.9, 6.4mm, 0.018 sec, ISO 400

28-Aug-2014 08:19, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 3.9, 6.4mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 400

28-Aug-2014 09:28, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 3.9, 6.4mm, 0.018 sec, ISO 800

19-Aug-2014 14:43, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200

14-Aug-2014 09:37, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 100

18-Aug-2014 14:52, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 3.9, 6.4mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 800

18-Aug-2014 11:25, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200