Life has been routine since the last time we wrote. It is still rainy season in Timu and we're so thankful for a bigger house where the kids can play inside without driving us bonkers.
We are helping a few young men start up small businesses and pray that these businesses will thrive and support the families of these men for years to come. Pray for Lopeyok Simon who is starting an apiary (grouping of bee hives) for a honey business. Pray for Tengan Emmanuel who is opening a small shop in Timu to sell basic goods that the Ik can not get otherwise.
As always, some photos:
|Local Ik were growing cabbages bigger than my head.|
|Bounty of the earth after a market-run.|
|The girls discovered a gold beetle. They are quite interested in bugs at this age.|
|Trying to picture-read. Janet will turn six next month and start Kindergarden soon.|
|Terrill trying a local millet drink from a local cup.|
|A visit with the midwife who begs me often for knit caps.|
|Practicing the art of carrying goods on their heads.|
|Their favorite toy: the sandbox. They are making model villages out of sand and sticks.|
|Little boys throwing a spear through a small, round hoop to practice for hunting one day.|
|A new village going up.|
|An evening walk to collect wildflowers.|
|We won't be at home for Christmas, so we put the tree up early and have listened to Christmas music for a week already. The girls love the lights and the festive mood of the tree.|