Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Getting Stuff done.

The past few weeks have been full of just getting stuff done! The training center work is continueing, the guard house at the main gate is almost done, the escholinha is nearly completed and the lot is just being cleared so Mercy Air can begin construction on a house for a pilot couple to eventually stay in.
We have also seen the arrival of cholera in our area, already several have died, including one lady the mission has worked with for many years. It is heartbreaking to see, and we ask for you prayers as we continue to work here. Just this week, our woodshop had to put aside making the doors and window frames for the escolinha to take time to build a coffin - for the four month old child of one of our temporary staff. Please continue to pray for us and the people we work with.
The next few days will be busy ones, with orphan food delivery, "Workers Day" festivities, hosting an emergency team from Polokwane, South Africa who are coming to fix the community water pump... and so much more. Rick and I are also gearing up for a very busy month, prepping for our first Childrens Ministry Training Center in Mutarara, and the arrival of a group of nurses from Alberta, Canada.
Here is a few pictures from the last week.
Tito shows Barb (from Mercy Air) how he planted two small trees and made a fence to protect them.
The sun was pretty bright- hence the really interesting look on Vira's face.
Marosa and her kids have taken EXCELLENT care of the Guniea Fowl they recieved from the Unique Christmas Gift campaign- now they have SIXTEEN babies to show for it!!!
I finally got my kitchen counter installed! Woohooo.
Rick showing Lovemore what to do- Lovemore did a great job of grouting the tiles.
When Ron and Barb came up this week they brought ALOT of mail for us with them. It was Christmas in April! Including this package from Rick's mom- I love the fact that its practically gift wrapped in stamps. LOL
Christmas Morning. (or rather late afternoon on April 27th)
Rick giving magnum a bath. He did not enjoy it. And promptly went and found a bowl of whipped cream to decorate his nose and eyelashes with.
and the icky pic for the week.. ive found three of these scorpions... and two huge spiders... big round furry legged ones. and rick found one in his shorts. while he was wearing them. EEEK.
Thanks everyone for all the prayers, please continue to pray for safety, and that we will be able to raise the funds needed for our vehicle. We now only have three usable doors as the rear passenger door has shifted in relation to the frame and cant be opened or closed. Oh the joys!!! LOL
God Bless,
Rick and Heather

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