Monday, April 23, 2012
Had an absolutely delightful visit yesterday with Alison Compton, an American missionary working with literacy who has been here for about six years now. She is living in the guest house on the grounds of the orphanage in Bweri that Lisbeth runs. We have had many visitors who have been to that orphanage and supported it over the years. Alison wants to come here to observe Karen's school and to see if Karen's method of teaching English can be adapted to the teaching of Swahili in nursery schools. I suspect we will be seeing more of Alison, and Karen wants to help her with her literacy work. (Her picture can be seen by clicking on the photo of filters at right.) We have nine of fifteen filters done, and a man called yesterday and wants five more which will bring the total number of filters over the last six weeks to forty. Pretty impressive if you ask me. A trip to Musoma is in the works tomorrow for John and me. I need to go to the bank and drop by the hospital to take Karen's lab results from Mwanza. We should be fine if the rain holds off, but it is ruining the roads, including those to our house, so we hope to stay dry tomorrow.