(Especially the elephants.)
Doug, Joshua and I spent about three weeks at the Eden Valley Foster Care Mission outreach in the village of Mago, which is in the southern part of Tanzania, in the Mikete region. There is a wonderful school there where the girls learn to sew and the boys learn to do carpentry. They also learn English and Bible.
|The boys in the carpentry classroom|
|Some of the very nice chairs and stools the students have built|
|The girls in one of the sewing classes.|
|"My classroom" while I was teaching students and staff in the cafeteria room.|
|My "students" and me after my last teaching session at EVFCM.|
The students and staff were great and we enjoyed teaching them, and they seemed to very much enjoy the information that they learned. Some made changes in their lifestyle and we heard many good testimonies in reference to the benefits they were already seeing in their lives!
|Bibi the pregnant donkey with a broken leg.|
|Clean new bandages and split for the donkey.|
|Donkey after her treatment.|
|It rained often, so we built her a shelter.|
|We made a special pants to keep the bandages clean and keep the splits in place.|
While we were at Mago, we helped Janet with clothes distribution to many orphans from the surrounding schools also. We had hundreds of children come with their teachers for clothes and other useful items (including laundry soap.)
These children either have lost one parent, both parents or are "at risk" children that are in need. The teachers made lists of children that needed help and they were brought to get clothes, soap and a few other things until we ran out. I really appreciate the work that Janet and her helpers are doing at Eden Valley Foster Care Mission to reach lives and hearts for Jesus.
|Children waiting for clothes|
|Happy students after getting clothes and soap.|
|Another large group of children after getting their clothes|
|Another large group of children after getting clothes and soap.|
|A group of preschool children after getting clothes and soap.|
|ANOTHER group of children before getting clothes.|
|This little boy was in need of clothes and shoes.|
|Got shoes? Be happy with the things are blessed with.|
|After getting some new clothes, a very happy smile.|
|Doug helping with a dental patient.|
|Doug and Joshua putting up ceiling in the pastor's office in the church.|
|Health Expo Mago village|
|The students and staff teaching the locals|
|A mountain village in the background on the way to Mago and back.|
God is so creative!
I was able to be at home for over a week while Doug returned to Mago to help with the electrical system and a few other items. One of the students at Mago wants to come to Kibidula and train to be an evangelist. He is a wonderful young man.
|Joshua and Ashuli working in the garden.|
Then we left last Friday to come to TANGA!
It was a 14 hour trip from Kibidula to Tanga. The main road goes through the National Reserve area of Mikumi where the local wild animals are more protected. We saw many giraffes, elephants, antelope, zebra, baboon, cape buffalo, and one wildebeest.
|Mountains and Mbuyu trees on our trip to Tanga|
|A really cool tree. I don't know what kind it is.|
|Local traffic on the highway|
|The mud house are different here.|
|More local construction|
|Mountain roads and the river below.|
|Giraffes (my favorite!)|
|Joshua and me with some of the church children.|
|Many Masai people visiting the church|
|Over 80 people worshiping at the One-Day-Church in Masai land|
|Our "drive way" into the church was a foot path, rough and often narrow.|
|Starting the outdoor teaching session|
|Teaching principles of health|
|I look so sedate in this picture.|
|And so animated in this one! It would have been nice if Joshua could have taken one somewhere in between! :)|
|At the guest house, Joshua is trying to climb a coconut tree (he got tired before reaching the top.)|
|Doug teaching hydrotherapy|
|Monkeys in the tree outside our room yesterday morning.|
It is now Tuesday and we continue to get more invitations.
Please pray for us to have wisdom, time and means to continue this work for our Lord.