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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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Beautiful Video Made by Our Dear Volunteers Max and Florian in 2018

"​...so take your place, there is no more condemnation, there is only Grace."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRGKYbRX1ck

WE ARE FAMILY HERE...


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Our family welcoming 10 days old David

On the 25th of February we had a joy and privilege to welcome 10 days old David who had been found in a ditch close to a bus stop in Maili Moja and had been taken to the hospital by a man on a motor bike. After Social Services had contacted us, we praised the Lord for saving his life and for entrusting him to us as a precious gift. He is a healthy calm baby and has a good appetite. We are praying that our new February children, David and Isaya, may experience with us the Love that our heavenly Father has for each and every one of His children.

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Our family is growing – Welcome Isaya!

 In the first week of January we had a privilege to welcome 2 years old Isaya into our home. This lovely boy was left in a hospital after his mother died giving birth to triplets. We are very happy to have him as a part of our growing family.

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Welcome dada Katerina !

  We are blessed with a new volunteer from the Czech Republic! Katerina arrived on the 18th February and is staying with us for 3 months.

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A Big Thank you to Roger and Liney for Christmas Cards

The children were excited to read the beautiful Christmas Cards from Roger and Liney that we got with a tiny delay of 2 months. They made us very happy though! Thank you and God bless you.  

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Father Etienne – Blessing of the school land

  On the 6th of February we welcomed Fr Etienne From Agape Community to bless our school land and our school building.

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Parish Feast

  Our Parish which is consecrated to St John Bosco celebrated it's feast day at the beginning of February. Mass was followed by a competition between all the parish choirs, games and a festive meal. We are so blessed to be part of this beautiful parish.

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TIMES OF CHANGE-CHARITY NEWS

  WHMT (Welcome Home Ministries Tanzania)Charity, in May last year, whilst praying for their way forward, felt that it was time for them to hand over their work. I love the fact that when change is in God's timing, even though it may not be what you expected, He always has plans that can surprise you. Without realizing it a new group of Trustees was already being raised up. I am so thankful that my dear friends in the WHMT Trust were sensitive to God's voice and knew when to let go.

I am also grateful that the two teams have been working well together over these last months to make the change-over as smooth as possible. Some of you may already have been in touch with the New Trust WHTT. (Welcome Home Trust Tanzania) The link to WHTT is https://whtt.org.uk

Please visit their site.

Today I would especially like to thank WHMT for all their hard work in running the Charity for the past 5 years. To thank them for their hearts for KN, for taking time to come out to visit us, and for their promise to continue to be close, without the hard work of running the Charity!!

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OUR NURSERY SCHOOL VISION COMES ALIVE AND TAKES SEED

When we visited our local Parish Priest to tell him about our vision to build an Orphanage in his parish 6 years ago, he promptly confirmed our own thoughts that we would need to build a school.

Starting an Orphanage was enough for us then and we left the school to God's perfect timing!

Four years ago, we opened our classroom here at KN to all the children playing on the streets because there is no Nursery in the village. We had up to 18 children come in to play, and to learn in English 123 and ABC.

It went very well, but we felt it was not right to have the orphanage and Nursery in the same place, however it revealed to us more clearly how big the need was in the village for a Nursery and Primary School.

Ludmila a few years ago shared our vision for a school with her friends in the Czech Republic and one family gave a donation which encouraged us to move forward to buy land that was for sale 3 minutes away by foot.

The land was bought and fenced by last April.

WAIT- Secure first.

When talking to our New Charity Trustees, WHTT, their concern was that if we started to fund-raise for a school we might not manage to survive as an Orphanage. Agreeing with their concern we were happy to wait until the funds for the Orphanage were more stable.

Our needs in the Orphanage are £2500 a month for 20 children and 3 mothers and 8 helpers. And the regular donations are less than half that amount now. Although one-off donations cover the shortfall, it is not a stable situation to start a school.


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