We’ve been fairly busy this last month doing a whole bunch of stuff.
We’ve made some visits to various parishes – it’s been lovely to see people again and to be able to thank them in person for their partnership with us in mission.
We’ve also had news from Community Based Rehabilitation in Eldoret. The Director, the Revd. Evelyn Jerotich, wrote to us to let us know that she had received a phone call from the mother of one of the teenagers we were able to fit with a wheelchair back in February.
It’s the rainy season in the North Rift at the moment and previously this would have meant the mother slipping and sliding in the mud in the attempt to carry the child or the child herself having to crawl on the ground, often in very unhygienic conditions. Life has been transformed for them- such encouraging news.
Meanwhile here in the UK we’ve also had a month of firsts and lasts. We have helped one of our daughters move into her own flat and we’ve had two of our grandchildren come to stay overnight with us for the first time without their parents.
What’s more, we attended a Mission conference back at All Nations where we did our cross-cultural studies 34 years ago- a real bookend for us in this chapter of our Kenya story.
Finally, at the end of the month we gathered with our family to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary.
August looks like it’s going to be somewhat quieter!