July 31, 2015
On Friday night the Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament had the children pray for me and on Saturday morning they had Mass celebrated for my intention. Saturday evening Srs. Ann, Little, Emily, Teresa, and Elizabeth--who is closely associated with the sisters--had a special jubilee dinner for me. Sr. Mary and Protus also joined in the celebration. The sisters decorated, prepared lots of good food, baked a delicious cake, and gave me a beautifully wrapped present and a bouquet of roses. What more could anyone want! They are so sisterly towards me. I deeply appreciated all they did to make this such a great celebration. I loved being able to celebrate with my Nyumbani family. I am still working on two more jubilee celebrations—one with the Nyumbani children and one with the staff!
Week 1 of our Holiday Program ended with an Olympic Basketball Team Game in the afternoon. We had two teams: Blue and Green. Collins and Paulo, two of our Kenyan University students, got our teams together. Thomas captained the Blue Team and Christine G the Green Team. Sr. Mary was our head cheerleader. Aoife from Ireland was our score keeper. The Blue Team won and got their medals and candy and the Green Team got their Olympic rings and candy. There was some complaining about the officiating but I thought I did a great job! On Friday we will have our Nyumbani's Got Talent Show! I’ll let you know how it goes.
Before they left for Switzerland, Laura (right) and Alex attended the Swiss National Day Celebration and Laura meet people who knew her father.
Please continue to pray for us as we pray for you!