Saturday, March 28, 2009

We have had power and internet for 24 hours--keep those prayers coming.  Two ladies from the village of Nyamuswa (where Amy did a sanitation and hygiene workshop) came by today to plan some more seminars and to order a water filter.  It was really hot here today--we all had to take at least one cold shower to avert heat stroke.  It was about 95 with high humidity, an unforgiving sun, and no breeze at all.  It is way too expensive to hire professional guards and we like the ones we have, so Karen is designing uniforms for Amos and Samsom.  They will look like professionals and that should be just fine.  We will be putting the whole staff on NSSF (National Social Security Fund) beginning April 1st which will mean less money for them and more money to pay out for us, but it is the right thing to do.  It will give them a promise of getting some pension money when they leave us or retire, so in the end it will benefit them.  It is still hard to explain how getting less money is a good thing, but I guess a lot of workers in the U.S. are having to deal with that, too.  
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