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MAMA HILARY

MAMA HILARY
I am so grateful to get to know this wonderful lady. The children are getting to know her well. As not only has she visited twice, but is becoming MUM to all.
She sends a birthday present for every child. We have now started to just give Mama Hilary's gift on their "actual" Birthday and then we plan to to Celebrate at least 5 birthdays together where they will get their second gift from us:)
Mama Hilary Tunakupenda sana, asante kwa upendo wako!
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SIAN AND MOLLY FROM ENGLAND- 2ND VISIT FOR SIAN AND SHE SAYS-

SIAN AND MOLLY FROM ENGLAND- 2ND VISIT FOR SIAN AND SHE SAYS-
Having been to Karibu Nyumbani for three weeks last year as part of a small group of 6 young people and two adult group leaders I couldn’t wait to return and it took me just under a year to come back to this incredible place. This year I stayed for just over a month bringing a new friend with me (Molly) who couldn’t wait to come out and share in the experience after my non-stop talking about Karibu Nyumbani throughout the past year. It truly is an amazing place which really does feel like a second home. The immediate feeling of being part of one big family you experience from the moment you arrive is truly heartwarming. It was amazing to see how the children have grown and changed over the past year and was particularly lovely to see the Neema’s huge development. Karibu Nyumabni is truly a place filled with love and thanks for all that they have and a place I will always keep close to my heart.

Sian and Molly, thank you so much for all you brought to our Home!
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SAD GOODBYES ):

SAD GOODBYES ):
At the end of July, we were sorry to say good bye to our wonderful “Caritas Volunteers” Lina and Tabea. They both gave of themselves completely in very different ways. Lina was like Florian’s “Aunty” for at least half of her ten months with us. I could not have gone away to England without her help. She was also a great help with accounts in the office. Her greatest gift was singing almost every day, and leading the children in worship. They learned so many English songs.
Tabea, threw herself into anything she could see that needed doing. Mostly with the children. Daily in the class room being teacher, and also a close friend to the Aunties helping in the kitchen, washing etc. She was truly a friend to all!
We miss them very much and are looking forward to the next 2 “Caritas Volunteers” 2 boys!!
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BIG THANKS AGAIN TO THE KNIGHT FAMILY IN TAUNTON

BIG THANKS AGAIN TO THE KNIGHT FAMILY IN TAUNTON
Actually it was the 3rd garden party Jan and Patrick have run for us. I had a wonderful few days with them in their beautiful Garden and it was so good to meet all their family and friends.
Also Angela White and her family whose parish has been extremely generous to us in the last few years. God bless you all.
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BABY FRANCIS -NEWS

While I was in England Ludmila took Baby Francis to be tested for HIV and he was found to be positive. Sadly he needed to be moved to a hospital in Dodoma.
It was a big shock for everyone especially Ludmila who mothered him for 6 weeks. The children continue to pray with us for his healing.
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Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone

Hi everyone, at last I am back into blogging! I had a great 6 weeks in England at the beginning of May till mid June and the last few months have just flown by but have been full of exciting news so I will try and fill you in in the next few days. Thank you all for keeping in touch.

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Working on the Website

Working on the Website
Here's Fiona and Liz working on the website in the UK.
Now Fiona is back in TZ, we're working together over the internet!
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New Website, How Exciting!

New Website, How Exciting!

We have a new website! 

We hope you really like it. 

Why not contact us to let us know what you think?

 

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NEW COMERS

Joy on both faces as baby Francis meets Ludmila- Mama Mia! Little Francis's mother died  one month after he was born. He came in a state of shock, and Ludmila had no sleep for at least 3 nights. He has settled and is very happy in his new home! Click "continue reading" for more pictures and details.

 

website March 2016

 

Continue reading
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VISITORS AND VISITS OVER EASTER

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Our Easter weekend was full of visitors! Every Catholic Parish has small Community groups and during Lent the Communities decide what and where they can do their "works of Mercy!".- "VISIT THE ORPHANAGE! So we had all the youth from our parish -3 coach loads of children. Meanwhile Ester was already hosting another small group from a village near by. They brought with them gifts of soap, flour, sugar etc. Not only on the Easter Saturday but all through the week we had families coming to bless us with gifts. We felt overwhelmed by the love and generosity that these very precious people showed.

Our children during a time of prayer also decided themselves that they wanted to do some visiting. Daflosa one of our oldest girls has 2 brothers living with her aunty and grandma and their conditions are very poor. So we gave them 2 mattresses. Bellow is a picture of Goddie very proud of his new mattress, you can actually see that his previous mattress was non existent.. One of the oldest  members of our small church lost his wife this year and the children wanted to take him some food too

easter toaP1010706A VISITOR FROM GERMANY !!


We had the joy of having Lina's mum too for the Easter week. Lina from "Caritas" has been with us since October 2015 very much part of the family now, and her mum felt just part of us too even though it was a very short stay.

grandma teashirtsMASSAI COME AND DO ESTER'S HAIR!


One wonderful cultural thing here is that the ladies sit around doing each others hair. However the finest plaiting is usually done by the Massai, so Ester went for the best for Easter!!

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DOMINA RETURNS IN TIME TO FILL MANY GAPS!

Our dear Ex- Aunty Domina, who will always be an Aunty, came just when 2 or our Aunties needed to return to their home for different reasons. Domina not only helped us, but we say in Swahili, "Aliwatia Moyo" She gave courage and heart to the other 2 aunties as we awaited new help. Domina, apart from being close to the Mama's and helping us but every day used her new skills as a trainee teacher. She taught in English and the children's English spelling improved in leaps and bounds! We all love you DominaP1010697

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MEET SAMUELI AND Imani

Samueli and Imani came early March as you can see in the photo (left)- hesitant, tired from their long 12 hour journey from  a Hospital in Mbeya. Both had lived there since birth, not without relatives at all, but with no- one able to look after them. The hospital is poor and we have found that as with Neema who came not able to walk, these two had problems with their legs- both extremely bowed! Now they are settling and soon to be getting treatment for their legs. They are both smilers!new boys

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AMELIA AND CATHERINE STAY FOR 5 WEEKS IN MARCH- APRIL

Some time ago Amelia's Grandma  mentioned  that she had a wonderful Grand daughter who might one day like to come and volunteer. Before volunteers arrive I always wonder what area they will most like to help with. Amelia and her friend Catherine arrived and fitted in immediately and helped in ways I think they did not expect!! They not only took good care of our little children, but also our animals! They were up early most mornings cleaning or mucking out  the animals!! Our German Volunteers from Caritas had a break from sweeping the courtyard! They both also just had  the knack of asking me if I needed help at just the right time, so Florian had many evening meals with them and they often gave him his bath! Truly Amelia and Catherine made our home their home in such a short time. We look forward to having YOU back. God bless you both.

cat and amelia

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New life

Two more litters of pigs born this week!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

february website 20161
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INTRODUCING OUR NEW TEAM OF AUNTIES

february website 2016
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VISIT FROM THE HARVESTERS

   (Gerard, Tom and Roy- men who have been coming to East Africa for at least 10 years to support men through prayer and teaching.- Harvesters.)Harvesters - Copy

 

“WOW” written by Roy Hendy

The 'in' word at our men’s conferences while we were at Karibu Nyumbani was 'WOW'.   Men just kept repeating it 'wow'. And all that the three of us could say at Karibu was 'wow...Lord'   Wow to the beauty of the little pathways and the pink flowers...Wow to the friendliest of children. ..wow to what God has done here...Wow to the three mums Fi, Ludmila and Ester.   Wow to their future plans ...Wow to the love we experienced there...and from me personally...Wow to Fiona my daughter.  Thanks for the most beautiful five days.

 

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Tom, Roy and Gerard brought with them love gifts of many kinds. A big thank you to all who were responsible for these gifts - Ann, friend of Gerard, all who gave to Tom and a very special thanks to my Aunty Monica for pencils that took the children’s breathe away!

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"GIVINGS THANKS FOR ALL THESE THINGS DAILY"

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We are amazed at all the Lord has done for us and is continuing to do through HIS love us and through Friends who allow HIS LOVE to touch us through them.

Over the past few months of coarse I have been overjoyed with little Florian, he is a wonderful gift and he is teaching me so much. Recently I was on my way with Florian to be with all the children. I was talking away to him; " You are so beautiful, amazing,. like no other. ....." I couldn't contain the words and heart full of joy as I looked into his eyes. Then the Lord spoke to me so clearly about worship. Do I look into His eyes and see His beauty, His love for me? And is my heart full of thanks and joy in my relationship with Him.

Not only for what he has done, but purely for WHO HE IS!

Sometimes our need exceeds our love. Just to sit and look into his face and to say- " I love You!"

Lord, lift us up in Worship of You.

Thank you.

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RECENT PROJECTS

NEW OUTSIDE KITCHEN FOR CHARCOAL AND WOOD

building the new Kitchen COLLAGE - Copy

NEW BARN FOR PIGS AND COWS

COW BARN

TREE PLANTING WITH FRIENDS

TREE PLANTING

 

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BUY A BAG!

Three young ladies from our village after a rigorous month of teaching from Ludmila, are now busily making bags for us and earning a small wage for their families. Since November they have made 100 bags and last week they made there way to England. If you are interested to help us to sell these bags and others in the future please write to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Bags - Copy

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