On Monday the men were on the new section of land discussing removal of an ant hill that is in the way of the new fence. Our immediate neighbor, Sauline, whom we hadn't met before, came over and asked us to come to her house to pray for her because she was very ill. John, Peter and Marty went through the maize and came upon her house in the middle of it. This poor lady was burning up with fever and very weak.
Sauline is an older widow, who isn't part of RCC (the church with which we are affiliated in Kadawa), but we do not limit our giving to members only. We gave her a "Samaritan Parcel" (maize meal, sugar, tea, milk, salt, soap, a pot scrubber) and a leso (a multi-purpose 4x6 colorful piece of cloth). She was very surprised and so delighted.
Even though she was sick, she insisted on giving us a chicken to show thanks. (Plus she asked us to take a photo.)
Yesterday (Wednesday - 2 days later) we asked how she was and Marty was going to go over to visit her. Couldn't do it!! She is completely well (had no medicine) and was not at home because she had business to which she needed to attend. She is spreading the good news all over the village. Yaaay God!! We are continually amazed!
Joash & The Hyena Pack
Our night watchman, Josah, was accosted by a pack of 10 hyenas one night a couple of weeks. It had rained, and apparently their sense of smell is heightened at that time. So they were on the prowl and were traveling across the farm. Joash was in his watchman's hut when they showed up. They began to close in on him and some of them actually reared up ready to attack him (there is no door on the hut). He took his panga and banged it mightily on the tin roof of the hut and the noise was enough to chase them off. Whew!
We had T-shirt's made for the staff - they wanted "uniforms". Here is Joash in his new shirt!
Wisdom in running and maintaining the farm;
Our health (we are well);
Marty as she speaks at RCC on Sunday coming;
With Much Love