28-Sep-2011 07:30, Canon Canon EOS 7D, 4.5, 16.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 800

It’s already been a great week and a great start for us here in Tumaini. Having had a smooth but long journey from Nottingham to Mombasa, we felt exhausted when we arrived at 2am; though the excellent greeting from Austin immediately removed any nerves we had. The greeting from the children was just as jubilant when we had a little explore around the school the next day.  We’ve made some great friends already, and have been treated far too well by our hosts.

Sam has already got stuck in with his electrical work, having made several trips into Mombasa city centre for the materials he needs. Along with the workmen they’ve already started on one of the 10 homes they’ll be wiring. I’ve started on improving the audio/visual facilities used in the Church and have started planning for the school photos which will be taken in early October.

28-Sep-2011 06:55, Canon Canon EOS 7D, 2.8, 27.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 800

Both of us feel very much at home here, everyone has been very welcoming, showing us around town and teaching us the basics in Swahili. We have dinner each night in the children’s home; it’s been a pleasure to get to know the kids and their hopes for the future.  God has already done so much good here, and he continues to bless this community; we count ourselves lucky to be able to witness his work here in Tumaini. We’re looking forward to what the next 11 weeks have in store for us!

God Bless,

Jonathan and Sam (St. Luke’s, Nottingham)

28-Sep-2011 06:57, Canon Canon EOS 7D, 5.6, 27.0mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100