Christmas and New Year
We wish you all a Happy New Year! Christmas here was very different but we had a good time. Thanks to Annabel’s parents’ visit in November we had gifts to give to the kids, we made our own crackers with homemade hats and jokes written out inside, stockings were old leggings, and for Christmas dinner we decided rather than meat and veg we’d treat ourselves to lasagne, one of our favourite meals in England. On Christmas Eve as a team we took gifts of food and toiletries to the town prison and the Catholic mission where they look after some elderly people and mothers and babies. On Christmas Day we popped out to give gifts of food to the inpatients at the hospital which our eye clinic is attached to. In these small ways we could share a little of what we have with those in our community.
The eye centre continues to be a huge success, seeing nearly 200 patients per month. This month 10 local students began our brand new nursing course, so exciting to give them this opportunity as well as to see what a difference they will make in their community.
Now that we’ve entered the new year it suddenly feels like our time here is coming to an end quickly and we are making plans for returning to the UK in late March.
We would like to thank you all for your support for us over the year. If you are supporting us with a regular gift we will get in touch with you personally regarding that.
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If you pray we would really appreciate your prayers for us in these areas:
1) Church – for us to make good relationships with local people
2) Clinic and nursing students
3) Our family as we move on to our next chapter.