20 July 2013

Green for Go!

We thought we’d send you a brief update on our situation - but firstly want to extend a huge slice of thanks to those of you who have sent us encouraging emails and also prayed for us during the last week. My young nieces prayed for “the blood to run” in Ruth’s legs and indeed it has done, although the anticipated three nights in hospital ended up being five! At 9.30 this morning she was ‘released’ from her rather fetching hospital gown and given the green light to fly up to Nairobi this evening – on condition that she has a further blood test on Monday to check that ‘the blood is still running’ as it should be.

A room with a view
We’ve been impressed with the care and attention Ruth has received at the hospital; even the ward security guard (seemingly there to prevent patients escaping and not would-be thieves entering!) popped in twice a day to check on her progress! Not so welcome was the company of a rather large rat that popped its head through a broken ceiling tile one morning – yep, even in a sea-view room at a private hospital!

Anyway, Ruth’s ‘release’ means that we can now head off to Kenya. We’re booked to fly at 8.30pm this evening and will then spend Sunday & Monday in Nairobi before heading off to Machakos to join Africa Based Orientation – better late than never we hope! Our prayer is that we can now play catch-up effectively at ABO and that the treatment Ruth is on will continue to work its ‘thinning magic’ without any complications.
Thanks again for your support, encouragement and prayers - asante sana!

Afternoon tea - apparently there's
a jam shortage in Tanzania!

Diary Dates:

Sat 20th July:                  Fly to Kenya
23rd July – 6th Aug:        Machakos ABO
9th – 15th Aug:              Language course in Nairobi
16th Aug:                      Fly to Dar es Salaam
17th Aug:                      Drive to Morogoro
24th Aug – 30th Nov:    Intensive Swahili learning course in


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  2. Aye Aye!
    Great news about the "all clear".
    Watch out for those rat burgers in Kenya - even bigger than in Tanza so I've heard!!
    Go well!