♥JANUARY UPDATE 2015! ♥
Our Children have since reported back to school and they are happy and excited about it, as they are in new grades learning new ideas. Besides, four of our Children will be attempting grade seven by the end of this year and one of our boys has skipped a grade. This is due to his excellence school performance and of course recommendation from the school. Further on, in order to prepare them and trying to ensure that they do better, a study time table has been put in place and the house mother is to consistently check on the children during this time.
Birthdays at Kwathu are always special days filled with so much joy and happy memories, 20th January, 2015 was such a special day for the Kwathu family, as this day we celebrated Purity`s 11th Birthday. Purity was 3 years old when she was admitted to Kwathu Children`s Home, it’s a joy to see her grow and being part of her life. This day was characterized of nice family quality time. It was a wonderful time of reflecting of the past years and Mama Josephine baked and decorated the birthday cake. We all had a good time.
Since the passing on, of Zambia 5th Republican president Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata sometime in October 2014, Zambia has been in a transition period. Finally, Zambia went to the polls on 20th January, 2015 with a hope of electing a new president and His excellence Mr.Edgar.C.Lungu was electected as Zambia `s 6th Republican president.
Works at the building site have been progressing, efforts of building a children`s play park on the property is under way and our visiting volunteer from Spain has been helping with painting some of the play equipment for the park. We are hopeful that during her 3 weeks working period at Kwathu most works on the play park will be done. Among other play equipment already available for the park is the trampoline and a swing. Our aim for building this park is to enhance Child development and provide more recreation activities for the Childern.Many thanks to Embrace the Grace ministries who made it possible for this ideal to became a reality.
We are so grateful to Mr. Agripa Phiri and the entire Kwathu local contractors who have been working so tireless doing most works on the property. It’s a joy to see Peter who has been on Kwathu sponsorship and that he recently completed his Building and construction 2 years training.Peter has been helping with most works, he also successfully installed the electric lights in the main house. Many thanks to George from Germany for this blessing.
Further on, Mr. Agripa Phiri has been working hand in hand with Emmanuel in fitting floor tiles, approximately 4 rooms have been completed and 8 more rooms are yet to be worked on.
In addition, the Kwathu local contractors have been working so hard in the past few months, the digging and pouring of concrete on the office foundation block has been successfully completed. Many thanks to Natalie and the Grace Klein community team who have been working so hard raising funds for the Kwathu building project. We thank God for his faithfulness in the project. Our goal is to move in the new building in the month of April when the Children will be having their school holiday as this will be more convenient time for shifting. Philipians 1 vs.6 He who began a good work in you will surely bring it to accomplish.
Please continue praying with us on these requests.
- Pray with us for financial support for the remaining stages on the house ( painting, doors, and floor and wall tiles. (We will need $3,000 to complete the fitting tiles for the whole house).
- Please continue praying for Natalie who is currently in Alabama USA on a mission for Kwathu Children`s Home. She will be meeting Churches, Organization etc. under our partner Grace Klein Community.
- Continue praying for courage, faith and understanding that we can accomplish the goals we set for Kwathu and that the children can live, grow and mature in Gods daily goodness and loving kindness. We thank you all for your continued love and support towards Kwathu Children’s Home and may the Lord continue to bless you! Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.
- We thank all our friends and partners for your prayers, donation and support of any kind to Kwathu