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More news! October 1, 2011

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Day 5: Day 2 of the eye clinic to test the students, teachers and surrounding communities (Masai village). We gave away many reading, sun, and prescription glasses. While registering patients, some kept the munchkins entertained. They had many questions of America, of our families, our friends, our habits, our likes, our dislikes, our food, our culture, our electrical power (they have it for around 6 hours per day – usually from 6pm to midnight or midnight to 6am). They taught us games and we taught them tic tac toe. We hugged, loved and laughed for hours.
The construction team is working on repairing/replacing the boys dorm stairs. 10 boards cost $100 here! They are manually measuring, sawing and repairing/replacing.
We also mixed, spackled and painted on the beginning stages of a wall length white board (in 2 rooms). Once we are given access to the ambulance, we will be able to finish the white boards.
The nurses worked in a clinic and baby/mother hospital. Carolyn was able to assist in delivering a baby!

Day 6: Today was the very first graduation celebration of the New Life school. 5 hours and 50 graduates later, it was an amazing honor and blessing to experience this. I (Kelli) was chosen to pray the closing prayer for the entire celebration. There must have been 400 people in attendance. It was an honor to speak blessings over the school, the community and the New Life band.

Tidbits: Hakuna matata is the word of the day. Tanzanian’s are on a schedule very different than ours. They are very laid back and relaxed. There really is no time schedule. A typical day for us is to wake around 7am, take a bucket shower (water boiled by putting coals in a pail and heating a container of water to boiling, we add cold water to bear it), eat breakfast (depending on the home – bread, fruit, water, juice, tortilla type things, omelets – eggs and veggies), and then head off for a day at either the school or the baby/mother hospital. We have lunch delivered (4 hours is the average delivery time). Lunch is usually at 3pm. We wrap up the day around 5pm. We head home in public transportation. Rush hour in Tanzania is much different than in the states. Not much for road rage, just a battle to get on the road before the cycles, goats, cows, or other public transport. Toyota’s are the most popular vehicle. Once home, we shower and then head for tea time (snack) of hot tea and popcorn. We lounge, journal or play soccer with our host family kiddo’s for an hour or two (Dennis is age 3 and David is age 7). 9pm is dinner time. We have rice, beans, fruit, juice, coffee, anchovies, or whatever creation our amazing host families can surprise us with.

Day 7 will be church and then off to pray for the New Life school students final exams. Later in the day we may go to market.

Please continue to pray for us and God’s continued manifestation. We are awaiting an AH-MA-ZING encounter and know that we are on the brink.

Also, please pray for a little girl (between 1-2 years). She was badly burned by scalding hot water/tea. She has large blistering and is in extreme pain. We know that our Daddy is a Daddy of healing and miracles and are believing that this is one of those times.

Also, please contend with us. We are trying to get the ambulance we sent over earlier and the container we shipped from customs. There is politics and money hunger involved in releasing it to us. We are praying for God’s divine provision and open doors! It says in Mark, if we believe with everything inside of us, He will move mountains. We are speaking to those mountains and saying, MOVE, in Jesus’ name! Yeah, baby!

Please continue to pray for continued unity of our group. Emotions are changing daily with our environment and we need the spirit to guide us, and give us grace for our team. So far, so good.

OH! We were able to visit a Masai home yesterday. WOW! My heart overflows with love and compassion for this people. May God’s anointing and blessing and provision overflow on their resources, their health, their land, their salvation. My heart is to reach the unreachable by loving unconditionally. This people group is in dire need of love, attention and resources. Pray with me for an indwelling of His joy, His spirit, His provision, His wisdom, His grace, His mercy.

I would like to pray for our amazing support back home – Daddy, thank you for this opportunity to love on your children! We are so grateful for the support, the contending, the prayer, the friendships we have in our friends back home. I pray a blessing over them. I pray that you strengthen their frame. I pray that you raise up the dry bones and wet them with your refreshment. I pray your manifestation to not only fall on us here in Tanzania, but to travel to the USA and indwell every heart. I pray that joy arises and overflows. I pray that your ways are transforming. I pray for your sufficiency. I pray for your power to rise up. I pray for receiving and postured hearts. Daddy, bless our friends and family back home. Refresh them. Restore them. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen

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