Monday, November 15, 2010
Juliana's younger brother died today in Dar Es Salaam. He will be buried in Dar Es Salaam tomorrow because it would cost over $3,000 (which is a small fortune here) to have the body brought back here. After the burial, the rest of the family will come here and they will have the traditional four days of mourning in Juliana's old neighborhood. The brother was also Lusi's half-brother since she and Juliana had the same father but different mothers. I helped with school fees for some pastor's children today and gave scholarships to some kids who wanted to be in Karen's school--and now they are. Feeling a little better, but since the malaria parasites destroy red blood cells, it takes a while to get your strength back. Thanks again for all the birthday wishes.