Friday, May 8, 2009
Karen is back from her mini-vacation, rested, refreshed, and ready for mission. We have found a teacher willing (eager, actually) to teach a second session at the school, so we will have a morning group and an afternoon group. We have a long waiting list of parents who want their kids to learn English here so getting students won't be a problem. I've included a picture of the hole where the truck got struck, and several photos of recent changes to Maisha Na Maji. The staff was so happy to see Karen return that I was fourth in line for hugs as soon as she got out of the car. They had a flat, but Shaban fixed it. Power is still off five to seven hours a day--mostly because they are running big power lines to the gold fields (gold is more of a curse than a blessing here). Our church in Kabasa got evicted from the building where they were meeting because gold is being mined in that area now. We found a good plot a ways removed from the gold area and bought it for $120 from the village elders. I bought them two tents so they can have church until they can put up a building.