NEW WEBSITE FOR LIGHT IN AFRICA
Hello dear readers, welcome to the new website for Light in Africa (www.lightinafrica.com). With the release of the book that I have written called A LIGHT IN AFRICA I thought it was time to move on and embrace new technologies with a new blog.
The Executive Committee of Light in Africa and myself wish to acknowledge the valuable contribution made by Paul Sprunken who has managed our website for so many years, freely volunteering his time each month and working with Sammye Walton to prepare the new site in time for the book release. Bless you both and thank you for your commitment to our children.
NEW MEMBERS OF THE LIGHT IN AFRICA FAMILY
January and February has been a busy month with more young children being accommodated both in the Manyara Region and here at our Headquarters in Tudor Village. A mining father abandoned his and children after his wife became mentally unbalanced, local neighbours tried to care for the children but the two little girls were eventually brought to us to care for. A Maasai disabled boy was also admitted into our ‘special needs’ home.
We thank God that we have been able to place all of our children into private education after one of our 15 year old girls was badly beaten by a teacher in a Government school and the stigmatization that the children had to endure was totally not acceptable any longer. We thank all of our friends who committed funds to ensure the children of Light in Africa receive the respect that they deserve.
In February we welcomed a couple from the USA, Tom and Vicky who very kindly funded two medical dispensaries for the community. At the first out-reach at Chekorani, 142 patients were seen in one day and at the second outreach at Sanya Juu, 150 patients were ‘freely’ treated. Bless you guys and thank you for sponsoring the girl who was beaten for her Secondary School Education and another child, this monthly contribution helps us enormously.
CELEBRATION FOR LIVING
In March Living (below), whose legs were operated on by Hope Ministries, a medical mission from the States, had his casts removed.
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT SPECIES THIS LITTLE GUY IS . . . ?
This poor little guy fell into my water butt and drowned. Why he risked his life I have no idea as the river was just 20 meters away. The staff have no clue to its name which is quite unusual for them not to know. Any clues you conservational experts?
I leave Tanzania on the 25th of March to start the book tour in the UK and the USA, and really don’t know at this point the date I will return.
I pray that you all will enjoy unqualified bliss and intense joy in the coming months.
Mungu Akurbiriki (May God Bless You),