Karibu Nyumbani Blog

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"BIBI" JANE

IMG_2947We have had the joy of Jane our Patron visiting us for her second time. She is truly a humble woman of God’s own heart. You can really sense a deep connection between her and the children. The children have found a “bibi” – Grandma in her and she has gained 14 grandchildren.

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BIO- GAS

DSC08925In a few days we will be lighting our own Bio Gas! It is a very simple system using things we already had here and a little more.We are hoping to save at least the price of 2 gas bottles a month by using our cow, and pig manure to make gas. (picture shows Cosmas and Lusakelo filling the tank with manure.)

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PROUD MOTHERS

IMG_2372We are proud to introduce you to our first mother pig. She surprised us with 8 piglets at the end of August. Her sister followed a week later by giving birth to a further 7 piglets!

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ESTER AND BIANCA HOME AGAIN!

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"MAMA MIA" - we will miss you!

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I will leave for Czech on the 30th of Aug for one month!  I am looking forward to seeing friends and family and having a good holiday. God has been so good to give me a home here in Tanzania and through the life we live here together the Lord is always teaching me. At the moment he is telling me to stop from my business, to stop and be, JUST BE. Always in life there are many things to distract us from the main purpose, and my main purpose is to be MUM to the kids. Lord help me not to be so busy!!

 

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LORRY NEWS!

This month we have had a new driver for our Lorry business. He has been able to get work every day- For us this is near to a miracle! NO, EMMANUEL IS NOT THE NEW DRIVER !DSC08611

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER FROM CZECH

Mum, Marta says- “Thinking about what to say to you, I thought of John the Baptist. Many people were following him but he clearly told the people that the One to come was the One that would give them Eternal Life. These children are following the example of their Mamas and Aunties and Uncles. I can see that in their worship as a family together they know that the One who holds all of them is their heavenly Father in Heaven. He is the source of their Joy and Life.For Aug News letter1-001

JANA- DAUGHTER SAYS-“I have loved it here, especially the way that everyone gave so fully of themselves whether they were singing or playing, they did everything with all their strength. Also the animals and birds, they are so beautiful. Not speaking English or Swahili was a bit of a barrier, but not one that could not be overcome!”

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JESSICA

We were very happy to have Jessica come and join us last month. She is the first young lady to come and join the Aunties with the possibilityDSC08786-001 - Copy to later join the “Mamas” She has spent one year doing Bible Study at Fr Ettiene’s youth community (another offshoot of Agape Community, as we are!) She feels a call to work with Orphans and has a wonderful heart for our kids, as do all the other aunties who so work so hard with us.

Jessica says " I had no idea that Agape Community had an Orphanage affiliated with them, so I was so pleased to be able to come here and be part of a Community"

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NEEMA'S GOOD NEWS!

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Neema  is really walking well. When she came in Feb. this year, the doctors said she may not walk until she is four. Now she is getting herself into all sorts of trouble but you can see from her smile that she is really happy.

 

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SHANGWE'S 3RD BIRTHDAY

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Greetings from Shangwe on her 3rd birthday. We had a lunch out together just after our friends left for England so it was a good distraction for the children!

Shangwe greets you all and says" I love you!"

God bless you all x

 

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A SAD GOOD BYE TO OUR FRIENDS FROM ENGLAND

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Hilary says, " We had such a warm welcome at Karibu Nyumbani, It took a few days to learn the children's names but now both their names and characters are imprinted on our hearts.

 

Clare says, " You cannot help but fall immediately in love with all the children. God's love shines through them. The mamas and aunties do amazing work caring for them and embracing them in their love. Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome you will all be in our thought and prayer back home.

 

Gemma says, I'm very thankful for being given the opportunity to spend time at Karibu Nyumbani. It has been hard work at times but I've thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The children are so lovely, as are the wonderful people who care for them.

 

Cara says "I very experienced so much love and joy in one place as I have in Karibu Nyumbani. It has been an unforgettable experience which has made me grow a  person. I am so thankful for every child, mum, and auntie. I've met and they will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Sian says, "Spending time at Karibu Nyumbani has been an unforgettable experience filled with hard work, laughter and happiness. Thanks to the love shown to us by all the Mamas, Children and Aunties and the real presence of God that can be felt here at Karibu Nyumbani It shall always be a place I consider home.

 

Bella says,"Karibu Nyumbani is such a blessed place where God's love shines through all the mamas, Aunties and children. Everyone has been so wonderful and welcoming and the Children are full of such happiness and laughter. Thank you everyone for your hospitality. Karibu Nyumbani definitely feels like home.

 

LJ says " We all had such an amazing three weeks at Karibu Nyumbani full of wonderful experiences. The children were all so lovely and from the second we met them each of their personalities shone through. Thank you to everyone who gave us such a warm welcome.photos of volunteers to keepOur group of volunteers  from a Parish in Surrey, England called themselves "Helping hands for Tanzania 2015. They have been just that!. They made a shelf for our very untidy store, painted our classroom and office, swept our courtyard every day, watered the vegetables. All the while pouring out their love for our children. Every spare moment they were walking and talking, playing and singing. One other project was to make wonderful bags for with our logo on. They have gone home with 40 bags to sell to raise funds for some of our next projects. We are overwhelmed by their "Miyoyo kwa kujitolea!" "Selfless giving hearts" Asante Sana Marafiki Zetu!

 

 

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THERESIA AND GITTY LEAVE FOR GERMANY

Life here is always changing.Some of those changes are not so easy! T &G

We were very sad to say GOOD BYE to Gitty and Theresia after having had them with us as part of our family for 10 months. Although we will receive another 2 volunteers from Caritas, Germany in October it is true that each person who comes here has his or her special gift that we and the children will never forget. We are missing you Gitty and Theresia!

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THANK YOU FOR OUR NEW BUS!

When I got back to Tanzania, top of my list was to get a new vehicle. Not something we could have thought about doing without the help of so many of you, especially St Edmunds Parish, Abingdon and Mary Harrison ( Recent Volunteer) and your family and friends God bless you all.7 July Tanz, new bus-001

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NEWS FROM ENGLAND

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Just Giving ttps://www.goldengiving.com/wall/welcome-home-ministries-Tanzania  All the funds raised will be going towards this years projects ! ( See; How can you help?)

 

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The knight family have been "Friends of Karibu Nyumbani" from the start, this is the second Open Garden they have run. Special thanks to the Knight Grand children for making the occasion by using all their talents for the Glory of God!


 

 

 

 

 

 

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A VISIT FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE CCR TUMBI

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Shoes from Germany!

A big thank you to Theresia's parents who sent us shoes! You may not have heard, but every child had a new pair of shoes to wear for Easter Sunday- And you should have seen Bianca's face when she put shoes on for the first time. God bless you.sheos

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Two new friends from Poland and Italy!!

 In April, we had the joy of having Dorota and Ilenia come to stay for 3 weeks. Dorota, Polish and Ilenia, Italian, have both lived in England for some years, and met in Cor et Lumen Christi in Cherstey. Not only did they help us with the practical life here, but they could be heard singing beautifully all around the place. Dorota and Ilenia, thank you for gift of yourselves and your time with us.invitation - CopyWebsite A - Copy

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Link to New YouTube Video - Take a Look!

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Thank you Mary and all your friends, it has been so encouraging to get so much support. God bless you all!


Here's the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sYYVKJXhOQ


Also Mary has set up a giving page for us at: https://www.goldengiving.com/wall/welcome-home-ministries-tanzania 


 
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Our big girls, playing mum!

Queenie and Devota, as are all the girls getting more and more beautiful and so helpful!

 

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Fr. Etienne and members of Mkongwe Community- Agape to visit.

Fr. Etiane the Co- founder of Agape runs another offshoot of Agape in Mkongwe. They have over 100 acres really out in the sticks where he and his team are ministering to  and teaching young people the "scriptures" and  "hard work" Since we are on the road to Morogoro we make a good place to drop off, and so they popped in and gave us some of the fruit of their land! God bless you all in Mkongwe!

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