Tanzania – Saturday 24th October

Here is the latest from Stephen:

I visited St Luke’s School again today, providing them the last of the goodies I was holding onto – a netball, some tennis balls and Frisbee’s, but more importantly pencils and rubbers. The exam students were immediately issued two pencils and an eraser, with the other students getting a new pencil each. The school literally operates by borrowing text books from other schools in the town, and the classrooms are proved by the Compassion project! I may return to St Luke’s on Saturday morning to see the Compassion Project (invitation has been extended by the Director – Steve). Meanwhile Sylvester will arrange for some of the colouring pencils and pens we brought out to be taken over to the school.

He went to the 6am service at church yesterday with Jacob, an early service due to the elections. All seems to be peaceful where he is. He now has company from the UK, Linda who is Treasurer for the Rochester Diocesan Overseas Partnership has been in Kondoa for a week. They are meeting with the District Commissioner this morning and joining Jacob and Mwezwa for dinner. Tomorrow they do the long drive to Dar Es Salaam. It’s his birthday, and he flies home at 23.59! Hope he doesn’t turn into Cinderella, or the airplane into a pumpkin!