Karibu Nyumbani Blog

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KATHRYN FROM NEW ZEALAND


When Fiona asked me to create a 4 to 5 minute movie for Karibu Nyumbani to go on the website I had many reservations that I was going to be able to do this. I had never created a movie before let alone one that was to be seen by many! In our planning, the question of music came up. Being a music teacher meant I was aware of copyright rules and was unsure how to get around this easily. Our solution was to write our own song for the movie, of which I had also not really done much before, snippets yes but not the whole process, also not in Africa with very little recording equipment, software or people to ask “how to”. I also had not overseen a project with different languages, ways of communicating music and style. I took a deep breath and said to the lord “if it’s of your will, I will do my best”. It was late into my stay that this project started so we were racing against time. Fiona made contact with a local musician to be the Fathers voice, and wonderfully he came to Karibu Nyumbani to record, using my IPhone. In between rain and the children being at school we managed to share our desire of the song, Fiona’s words and with some Aunties as well the song took shape.So much learning has gone into this movie, it has taken me so much longer than I had hoped to get to this point of sharing it, but the Lords taking me on my own journey and I am learning to trust his timing in all things. From the lonely flute playing at the beginning of this movie, played live by Fiona herself, to the chant of the Father at the end saying he will never leave us, creating this movie side was a journey that will be with me for a very long time.    
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Prayer Request


While I travel during the next month, I will be talking to a number of parishes and individuals to thank them for their support in the past, but also to ask for more help. Our new flyer says:- £5 a MONTH (from as few as 400 supporters) CAN SUSTAIN ALL OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR HOME. This is a priority for us at the moment!! REQUEST SOME OF OUR NEW ATTRACTIVE FLYERS FOR DISPLAY AND HANDING OUT:- email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please pray for me as I set off from Cornwall tomorrow.

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A Walk Along the Beach

Last week  I was walking with my Father and his dogs along the Falmouth seafront when we met a woman who asked if we could pick up one of the dogs for her to stroke. She then explained that she had had a car accident and was suffering from severe whip lash which left her unable to bend. So typical of my father he said, “We know someone who can heal you”. Within a minute or so the lady was healed, bending to touch the ground, telling the passersby that she had been healed. 

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Leap Out


 

Nearby I saw these words graffitied on a wall :-“Leap into the void”  and they echo what I am thinking about  just now. 

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HOPE ARRIVES

HOPE ARRIVES

Hi everyone, I’ve arrived in England and apart from a few very cold days it is now one of the hottest Mays! Leaving my lovely family in Tanzania is never easy and I am very thankful for the gift of What’s App, so that I can be in touch with Ester, Ludmila and the children most days. Our biggest news since Easter is that we have a very beautiful- little 3 year old girl, called Tumaini, which means HOPE. She has spent the whole of here little life until now living in a hospital after her mother died during childbirth. She is adorable, with a lot of character and all the children love her to bits. We all need the gift of hope. Whilst catching up on news, I’ve been hearing the phrase ‘”when I was just about to give up” and ” when I was just at the end of myself,” and” last minute the lord stepped in.” Our Father never leaves us, He gives us homes, he looks after the widow and the orphan, and He looks after you and me, in all our ups and downs, through all our struggles and traumas. Nothing can separate us from our Father’s love and He loves it when we trust him for every detail of our lives. God bless you.

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MAMA NDOGO HARNESS AND AUNTY REHEMA’S CHURCH- Pig farming again!!


One of the lovely things about our Karibu Nyumbani family is that we are blessed to have members of different churches.

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GIFTS FROM EUROPE


We are so grateful for everyone who sends gifts via volunteers, of visitors or with me or Ludmila when we travel. Last year when I was leaving the “Terefenko family” they gave me the gift of their pencils.

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HELPING WITH CHILDREN IN THE VILLAGE CHURCH


For the last few weeks I have been sitting in on the children’s Saturday afternoon “Sunday “School in the village church, just to help with ideas.

 

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OUR VILLAGE COME TO PRAY


Our chapel has not had its official opening, but we have been blessed to have Fr. Mkandara come and celebrate Mass and baptize 2 children.

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Fr. Benno


We thank Fr. Benno our Parish Priest who during his busy schedule always has time to come and support us when we need and encourage us in with in our call and vision.

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GOD’S PERFECT TIMING


Only six years ago Ester and I came to pray on this land when it was all bush!

Now we are standing in the same part of the land in our lovely chapel! I can hardly believe how much the Lord has done! 

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REBUILDING OUR WALL AFTER FLOOD


 

This is a project that we have needed to move forward as quickly as we could due to safety.

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DON BOSCO SCHOOL


 

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ONE OF OUR TREASURES!


Neema came to us at the age of nearly 3 and when she came she could not walk or speak. Her mother died when she was born from an epileptic fit during delivery, and Neema was affected by a lack of oxygen.

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I Want to Help!! Laura's Blog


 

"I want to help!“

Like for most of the young people deciding to volunteer, this was the main reason for me to come to Tanzania four years ago. Of course I wanted to see another country and a different culture. And not yet knowing what kind of profession I would like to perform later on, I wanted to experience as much as possible. But the main reason was helping. 

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Holidays in Mbeya


The volunteers did a wonderful video of their holiday with us and the children in Mbeya. Take a look at their video!

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IMANI'S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL AND BIRTHDAY

IMANI who has been with us now 2 years had his first day at school last week.He was one of our little ones who spent the first few years in hospital and came to us with bowed legs. Please pray for him as he starts school.He goes every day with Emmy who is 4 and a half too.He came home to Happy Birthday songs and a beautiful Dinosaur from Mama Hilary☺

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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our Friends and Readers.


 

We pray for blessings for you and all your families and thank you all for your prayers as we go into this New Year. 

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BIG THANKS


Before Christmas we were invited by Bonita a dear friend, to have a Christmas party with her and her family.

We had a wonderful day, playing, jumping, dodging rain, eating and drinking. Thank you so much Bonita and all who helped to make the day so special.

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CHRISTMAS IN MBEYA


Mama Mia( Ludmila), aunties and volunteers all left for Mbeya about the 13th of December. Mbeya is the home town of Ester and her family, and this is the 3 time Esters parents have taken all our children for a holiday. It is about a 15-hour coach journey, so 20 seats were booked for the long-squashed drive to Mbeya.

Ester and I joined the party the day before Christmas by aeroplane and stayed until the New Year. We did a head count around Christmas day and we counted over 40 people! Ester’s family and relatives were in and out all day, and the children were perfectly happy at home with their Bibi and Babu-(Grandma and Grandpa) 

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