These past few weeks we have been very busy! As you many of you know about 3 months ago we had a lightning strike that took out many different pieces of equipment. We have received many pieces in the past 2 months, but were still waiting for some computers to come over. Thanks to Nathan Smith we received 48 thin client computers in the last 2 weeks. We have busy deploying them the past week and getting things completely back up and running. We have been able to get a classroom used for typing, etc up and running even better and then another Jr High lab up and running. We even had some extra units that we were able to use for our elementary classrooms and make the systems there work much better. It has been a lot of work, but worth every bit of effort. Nathan has another team coming out June 5th that will be bringing more equipment for us. In the end his teams will have helped us bring out more than $25,000 worth of equipment.
It has also been fun getting to know Nathan and his family. We had them over for supper last Monday and had a great time. His kids went with our kids to the Coke data and then played with each other several times before they left this past weekend. Pray for them as they return to North Carolina on Monday morning.
Happy Mothers Day to all our mom’s out there. Especially to mama Saunders and mama Boyce!
Today we celebrated Mother’s Day with the Titchie Musical. Our Titchie 5th and 6th graders put on a 45 minute musical about Moses. They did a great job and Erica sang a solo on the last number and did a great job! We are so proud of her! She had been sick all week with a fever so we were not sure she was going to be able to be in it. Darilyn did a great job with the kids! Our Mother’s Day gift to Angela was eating out at the cafo. She also had a pretty easy day and relaxed quite a bit.
This week has been good, but very tiring. We had homeschoolers from all over the continent here getting testing and spending time in classrooms. Angela arranged all the housing. Jeff has been sick with a cold/sinus infection for the past 5 or so days and that made the musical interesting. I seem to be getting better, but it is still hanging around. The hard part is being all plugged up.
This past 2 weeks we have had over 8 inches of rain and over the past month or so we have had over 15″ of rain. One day we received 4″ of rain. Needless to say things are quite saturated. We have even had several landslides and one that is threatening our main road out of Kijabe. Pray with us that we would have some sun along with all of this rain. The crops are being washed away and it is really stressing out our Kenyan friends.