We live in Mwanza, Tanzania, serving with Emmanuel International helping local churches in physical and spiritual ministry.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Lion Tales, Specs and a Weeks' Worth of Wood

With lions close enough to give them all a fright, the team arrived back happy and full of tales from a great game drive yesterday! They all enjoyed a taste of luxury after the rigours of village life last week! They are now busy preparing for the church meetings tomorrow and classes at St. Michael's School in Kilolo on Monday. On Tuesday we are back on the bus to Dar-es-Salaam where we have a bit of time at the beach before they fly out on Friday. We will all miss them ... goodbyes are the worst part of life over here! But to cheer us quickly up, we have the Liriano family arriving on Sunday! So there is much excitement about that!

Some good news from Magozi .... When we came back from the village the other day, we brought with us the stoves group secretary, a great young man called Ezekiel. When he was in secondary school he became very seriously ill which forced him to give up school. He had a bad problem with his eyes and still struggles. We were able to take him to the optician and sort him out with glasses and eye medication. Thank you for your support here!

Ezekiel with his new glasses

With the team we also visited the Secondary School (teaching and gardening) and while there saw there the huge piles of firewood collected by the students. They all have to go out to get loads of wood each week for a week's worth of cooking. We would love to help this school with an institutional fuel-efficient stove. Please see our new page above or the Scribd document on "How you can help Village Schools" to see if you or someone you know can help!

Wood for the week

The three-stone fire currently used for cooking at the school

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