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VIGELEGELE


Before going to Mbeya, I went to a special Mass in our village, it was outside on the edge of a dusty street, in the home of one of our Parishioners.

At the Mass, there were 20 babies getting Baptized. I thought that was many! Until I went to a Mass the day after Christmas in Mbeya-There were near to 100 babies being baptized! It was an amazing experience of Joy. Here in Tanzania, when you are happy or excited you do – “Vigeligeli” There is no word for is in English- Perhaps it would be- make a loud sound of joy! The Ladies especially were making this loud sound of joy as their babies were being blessed and baptized- it was as if I could hear the angels rejoicing in Heaven!  Children are a special blessing from the Lord! What a joy to be among them!

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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from all at Karibu Nyumbani.

Here's our Christmas video message from the kids and volunteers.

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WHEN DID YOU LAST SPEAK TO BABA?


One of my thoughts this month has been - KEEP TRUSTING DADDY. 

Living in Tanzania has been such a beautiful lesson in TRUSTING GOD.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS


A few weeks ago, Sarah gave birth to a healthy calf and she is well and giving plenty of milk!!! Milk sales have doubled! Thank you so much for your prayers.

 

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DOUBLE- DOUBLE!


A few months ago, we had a gift from the President of Tanzania! He decided to give some food to the Social Services and we were chosen as the Orphanage in our area to receive some rice, and maize and a goat. Ester said we shouldn’t slaughter the goat- and lo and behold she gave birth to twins!! Thank you Magufuli! By the way we have called our goat Magufuli!

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“OH, THE VALLEYS WILL RING WITH THE SOUND OF PRAISE”


Our chapel is growing! We have had some very encouraging comments from people in the village saying how they want to join us for prayer in the evening. 

 

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New Road


Whilst our builders were waiting for the roofing of the Chapel to be done they started and finished the road to Royston house. As you can see it is the beginning of the November rainy season! (picture taken half way through October!)

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Water Tower


Adjoining the Chapel, a “Water tower” has been especially built to hold all the water for Royston house, and any new houses we may want to build in the future! Under the tower will be a sacristy, toilet and hallway into the Chapel.

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Early Rains Bring Wall Down!


Early one morning a few weeks ago, we were woken up with the news that our wall had fallen.

With every challenge comes with it a need to trust God more, and on this day, peace rested in my heart, knowing that Our God knows everything.

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African Rains


You won’t believe this but one of our largest bills is our water bill.

But when the rains come we turn off the mains water pipe and allow the rain to fill up our “kisima” -Water container. When the rains fall, our crops grow for free, if you plant them of course!

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Visit from Immigration


It’s not so easy to get in and out of Tanzania if you want to stay more than the initial 3 months visitors allowance. So, Ludmila and I, have since last year needed to do extra work getting a work permit as well as visa and we had a surprise visit from the Immigration office as they wanted to see if we really existed!!

 

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GOOD BYE CARITAS VOLUNTEERS!


 

For the last 5 years we have had the blessing of having Caritas Volunteers for 10 months at a time, and they come well trained to volunteer and speaking Swahili. This year we have heard that there will no longer be any more Caritas Volunteers, and one of the leaders who has brought volunteers into Tanzania for the last 10 years came to see us to say good bye!! Brigitte who has become a great friend of us all here visited for a few days- she particularly thanks Ester as she was very involved with looking after the 30 volunteers coming over from Germany each year. Brigitte recently writes!

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Videoshoot!


We had a request from a musician, if he could video our children singing with him.

He had written a song about Orphans in Tanzania. 

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ZLATICA


ZLATICA- is no longer a visitor!

She has already been here now for 3 months, leaving Tanzania for a few weeks to visit friends in Zambia she can come back into the country for another 3 children. God bless you for your help, Zlatica 

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“I WANT TO COME TO WASH YOUR FEET!” Children’s feet


 

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FOUNDATIONS TO WALLS IN A FEW DAYS!


 

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Prayer for OUR FARM- Please


As with all things in life there is the good and the bad. In the last few months we have had some sad and difficult situations with our small farm. Hannah our first cow died in June giving birth to her calf. She was such a good milking cow. As soon as we could we replaced her with Sarah and she will be calving in the next month.

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HAPA KAZI TU!


John Magufuli, the present President of Tanzania has given the country a new saying! “Hapa Kazi tu!”

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God Has Healed My Heart


 Everyday I see more and more how God healed my ???? at Karibu Nyumbani. I don't feel full of fear or panic and totally know that I am loved and accepted by my heavenly father.I also don't have this deep sadness in me which I have had since I was a child. Really the miraculous has happened in my life. God really has healed me of thinking that I am not good, that I am not of worth, he has taken my pain and given me His joy and peace. -Kat  You turned my wailing into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, That my heart ???? may sing to you and not be silent.O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. (Psalm 30: 11-12)

 

 
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A WORD FROM LUDMILA 


 I want to greet you all and thank God for everything He is doing in His BIG family here.

We are doing well in our shop, selling the milk, and yogurt and fabric and cloths- Thanks to God. God bless you all.

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