Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quote of the Day:   “In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.” ― Kobayashi Issa

We had some visitors yesterday.  Canon Arthur of the Musoma Anglican Diocese came by to see if we would see three Anglicans from the U.K. that were here in Bunda.  One of them was a water engineer and he was anxious to see our bio-sand water filters.  The other two were women, one of whom had been here before and had been pleased with our hospitality to her.  We never know what will come of visits like this, but sometimes by being hospitable you "entertain angels unaware" as it says in the Bible.  We welcome everyone and try to match the Tanzanians in their hospitality to strangers.  On at least two occasions, groups have come here a year or two after someone just dropped in to visit while in the area.  If you are open and warm to everyone who comes to your home, they will want to come again--and bring friends.  We were glad to show our visitors around, explain about our filters, and show them the pumps that we are using.  They left after visiting the school that was in session and were very happy.  Hard to ask for more than that.  On a another note, John got a new computer in the mail yesterday, a gift from his brother in New York.  John has been using the same computer for six years and many advances have been made, so this was a truly exciting event for two reasons.  One, John now has a computer that can handle the work he needs to do, and, two, the computer made it through the mails and only cost us $30 to get out of customs--a real relief.  Of course, John didn't sleep last night, but what do you expect?  
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