Monday, July 31, 2017

Cooking Brings Hard Work and Obstacles

When you cook in a village with no electricity, it can be challenging.  When you need to cook, and it's for a whole school of 74 children, and 6 teachers, and anyone who comes to visit in the meantime, or a celebration, then that makes for an even bigger job!!  We have no ovens in our village of Musita.  The individual families meals even have its own challenges.

Our cookstove ready to cook supper.

Eating from our mini cook stoves at our home.This is the ONLY way we have to cook all outside.  
Our cook uses these extra large pots and wood for fires large 
enough to cook the meals for the school. 

Keeping food hot by wrapping it in these


When expecting company, the wonderful women in the village
are quick to be willing to help out and work together.

One of the village women hard at preparing
a large meal for guests we will have...elderly
widows and orphans.
Our wonderful cook serving the children.

Very large pots of beans, posho
and rice.

             The elderly and widows line up for dinner.             
A widow & sweet teen
girl from a near by village visiting
Aunt Kelly.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

My African Family - My Second Home

This is Robert and Harriet (Watulo) Talugende, my family
(Harriet on the right, and (from the left...Marka, Haggai, Esther Robert, Elijah, Harriet, and David.  I love them more than I will ever be able to explain!!  They let me stay in their home, gave me my own room, cooked for me, did my laundry and treated me as true family and with unconditional love for a month!!  Next summer I pray that I can go back and stay longer!!! 

A new printer for the school to go along with their computer donated by family friends.  Praise the Lord!!!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fun Times Thanks to Giving Friends

When mail comes and it's anything larger than a regular envelope, the excitement is UNBELIEVABLE!!  This gift was of great excitement!  And I mean the small package on the left in the top picture...😊 

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Our Oldest Children's Classroom NEEDED Desperately Redone

We are desperately needing our 5th schoolroom to be made into an "official" schoolroom.  What we are now using is a "temporary" schoolroom, made of wood half up for walls, and tarps for a roof.  In order to keep our school open for the 74 children we have this far, we need to have the 5th classroom done, so the gov't. won't have any reason to close us down.  In answer to what you may be thinking, no, the gov't. is of no help to us whatsoever as we are a free orphanage school, as even all public schools here are not free and cost monies for everyone, however, they do set rules for any and all schools.  So, we must get this done immediately.  Any and all help for us to complete this would be GREATLY appreciated!!

  To the left are the 2 brick schoolrooms, where you see the tarped roof, is the classroom that needs completed.
Here is a closeup of the room that needs done for our 
oldest children's classroom, that needs built of brick and a metal roof.  Walking inside for a visit is Rev. Fredrick and myself.

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