Founder of Karibu Nyumbani

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

As I write this I am sitting in very hot room in Royston House. There is no sign of Christmas in our little town and there won't be right up to Christmas. Only 2 weeks ago I had the joy of being with my Father in Falmouth, the first time I have been back in England during November for 9 years! It was very special! I love the cold winters. But I was shocked to see all the Christmas decorations and I have to say I was tempted to buy some for the children. I didn't as it was much better to carry some Duplex bricks!! Tomorrow though I will be making a Christmas wreath for our Chapel and I am looking forward to the 4 weeks of lighting candles with them during our evening worship. I pray it will be a time of blessing for them as together we thank our Father for the gift of His Son. The Grace poured out to us through His Redemptive Love. The Grace of freedom of Sin, New life. A gift He planned for our children, for you and me since before all-time began. Lord, enlarge us, to receive all you have to give us.

God bless you all.

Fiona, Ester, Ludmila and all our wonderful children, Aunties and Uncles.

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Michelle

 "We had such a lovely, blessed, eventful and memorable time at Karibu Nyumbani that we will cherish in our hearts forever. During our 2,5 weeks there we could bring in our various gifts – from cleaning, to repair work, sowing, office jobs, designing leaflets and digitalizing exams for the school project.

After the morning jobs such as sweeping and mopping, we enjoyed being in Jesus presence during our worship and prayers times at the chapel. We also used this time to interceed for the children and the village. During one of these precious sessions, I had a prophetic picture of the children bearing torches that were lit. They lit them at a huge fireplace in the midst of the compound at Karibu Nyumbani and went out into the village with them from there. As they walked, the huts in the village emptied, one by one, and the neighbors joined the kids on their walk through the village. The further they walked, the brighter the light shined and the more change was brought to the village. The light and love of God was transforming the village. The fire of God was blazing. This showed me once again how God is using the children to further his kingdom in the village of Boko Timiza.

We visited the school project and were stunned by how well it is going and how quickly it is growing. Being there you could sense the blessing of God on it and see how much the children enjoy going there. While the children were at school, we worked on various projects, such as sowing school uniforms, helping Fiona in the office and maintance work. We enjoyed the conversations we had with the mamas, aunties and neighbors while we were working. Our afternoons and evenings were spent with the children. We enjoyed making necklaces, drawing, playing football, going on walks, doing homework and simply being with them. In the evenings we all came together for worship and prayer. These times were so sweet and spezial! One of our highlights was when Ema stepped up to share the Word with us. We were touched and amazed as he stood there with so much confidence and authority and read a long passage fluently. Ema, whom I had gotten to know as quite a frightened young boy years before, has grown so much simply by being accepted into a loving family and finding a home. We loved the children leading us in songs of praise and worshipping Jesus together.

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MAMA MIA AND HER TWO

  There is nothing like having a little one to keep you busy, and now Mama Mia finds herself carrying two. Little David is the same age as Mama Winnie's baby. (Mama Winnie lives next door and she come in every day to sew!) Mama Mia finds her energy increasing- Thank God!!

Thank you for your prayers. David is eating and crawling well now.

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DUPLEX BRICKS FROM FALMOUTH- CORNWALL

  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mary from Falmouth and all your family for filling up our baskets again with Duplex bricks. As you can see, it gives so much joy.

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EMMANUEL STEPPING OUT.

​ He was one of the first children we had coming to be part of our family when he was only 2 years old. Quite a fearful child, now asking if he can read his Bible and share a thought during our evening worship time. All present were amazed by his courage.

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FOUR OF THE CHILDREN RECEIVE THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION.



Preparation to receive communion is a lot of work. For about 7 months the children attend a lesson with our village Catechist 3 times a week. During which time they take exams, and finally if they have passed they are able to join the 100 or more children who normally receive their first holy Communion each year.

As from this week these lovely four will join the 6 who received their first Communion last year to start preparations for their Confirmation next year.

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A MOTHERS PRAYER

A MOTHERS PRAYER

It is always so hard to leave home for so long, but I leave all of our children in the hands of their loving  Heavenly Father.

This is my prayer.
"My Children- 
My gift,
from Heaven, to love and to hold,
to pray for, to feed and grow.
I leave you in your Father's care,
tears of love flow as I place each one in His hands,
not only today,
but tomorrow and every tomorrow.

Trusting- He'll heal in His love
and bring each one
safely into
His Eternal Home.

My heart is too small- I'm only a channel,
so let each one of you
Rest in Your Father's Heart

He loves More.
Amen.

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KATERINA AND QUEENIE HELP ME PREPARE FOR ENGLAND!

KATERINA AND QUEENIE HELP ME PREPARE FOR ENGLAND!

I'm going to be in England during May and June, so in the last week I've packed up all the bags made by Katerina over the last month with Veronika. And a beautiful prayer card written by Queenie to give to our friends in England! Thank you for your prayers for my journeying,visits,etc.

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CATHERINE RUNS A HALF MARATHON IN BATH

CATHERINE RUNS A HALF MARATHON IN BATH
A few years ago Catherine suddenly decided to come and volunteer with her friend Amelia for 3 weeks. In March this year she ran a half marathon to support us with our living expenses. Thank you Catherine, and all your friends and family who supported you. We hope to see you in Tanzania again soon!
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MARIE- from Czech- FOLLOWS HER HEART TO BURINDI

MARIE- from Czech- FOLLOWS HER HEART TO BURINDI
"Marie, thank you so much for all you did with us at Karibu, we miss you and wish you well in Burundi"
I love God's timing, - Marie wanted to come to us about a year ago, but went to Burundi. In January she arrived to spend 3 months with us, and I really don't know what I would have done without her. She used all her gifts- with the children, teaching and playing, in the office with me, on the computer, and she was such a support to our other volunteers from Czech.
Please pray for her as she settles in Burundi with her Community there.
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KIDS MOVED TO THEIR BRAND-NEW NURSERY SCHOOL

KIDS MOVED TO THEIR BRAND-NEW NURSERY SCHOOL
“Faithful is He who has called you, and He will do it” 1 Thess 5, 24. The dream that has been in our hearts for years – to help the children in our village to get a better education - we can now see its beginnings – truly a miracle! 25 children from our village together with our 5 nursery age children moved into their new school with great joy. I think these few pictures capture the moment well. Thank you to those who have been praying for our Nursery, and a special thank you to Libuse and Karel from the Czech Republic and the MISSIO group from Germany who gave us the financial support to bring it about.
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SURPRISE VISIT

SURPRISE VISIT
A group organised by our parish blessed us with their presence and many gifts.
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CLOTHES AND TOYS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC

CLOTHES AND TOYS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC
I want to thank all of Marie’s friends who filled her suitcases with clothes, shoes, pencils, toys etc for our children. We are already beginning to miss Marie as we get ready for her to go off to Burundi!
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OUR FEBRUARY BOYS GROWING FAST

OUR FEBRUARY BOYS GROWING FAST
Our little David and Isa are growing fast, both have been doing well
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6TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND BAPTISM OF DAVID AND WINCEY

6TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND BAPTISM OF DAVID AND WINCEY
We had the pleasure of celebrating our 6th year anniversary with members of our parish, friends from Agape Community and our neighbours. On this beautiful sunny day, we gathered to praise the Lord for what He has done, for His goodness, for being a Father to the fatherless. During the mass there were 2 children baptised – our little David and Wincey, daughter of our neighbour Mama Winnie who sews with Ludmila in the shop. The mass was followed by a time of worship, we really have so much to be thankful for! We closed the celebration with a beautiful festive lunch. Thank you, Lord, that we can witness you doing miracles in this place!

(Written by Marie, volunteer)
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THANK YOU VERONIKA

THANK YOU VERONIKA
We were so blessed having Veronika, a volunteer from the Czech Republic, as a part of our family for two months. After helping us with running the nursery, sewing, cleaning, washing up, drawing and especially dancing with the kids, she returned to finish her bachelor studies.

(Written by Marie, volunteer)
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LITTLE PIGLETS

LITTLE PIGLETS
Our 2 pigs had littles ones during this month. Furthermore, one of our 4 cows is expecting a calf at the end of this month. Please pray so that everything goes well as our children are longing to have yoghurt for lunch and our neighbours are looking forward to us selling milk again.

(Written by Marie, volunteer)
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STUDENTS FROM CZECH REPUBLIC RAISE MONEY BY CLEANING FORESTS

STUDENTS FROM CZECH REPUBLIC RAISE MONEY BY CLEANING FORESTS
For two years running, Martina, friend of Ludmila, had a wonderful idea to raise money by cleaning forests with her students at the Stojan Grammar School Velehrad in the Czech Republic. The money that they had earned was sent to us to support our children’s daily needs. It is amazing to see the creative ways people are finding to raise money for our family. Thank you all!

(Written by Marie, volunteer)
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SEWING MACHINES FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC

SEWING MACHINES FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC
A big thank you to Fr. Jan from the Czech Republic who gave us 9 sewing machines. Thanks as well to the team that arranged its transport to us. We are so excited about it and cannot wait for what God is planning to do with this gift.

(Written by Marie, volunteer)
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OFFICIAL BLESSING OF THE NEW CHAPEL

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 Fiona and Ester had a visit with the bishop Yudathedey Ruwaichi last month and now have a date for the "Official Blessing" of our new chapel. It will be on the 7th July 2019.

(Written by Marie, volunteer)

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