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Monday 11th October

Today has been another great day so full of very encouraging stories from the farmers who have been telling us of their agricultural successes.

We saw the district commissioner today; he's a bit like the mayor. We talked with him and showed him the dormitory plans and he is so positive and supportive. We found out that he's a Christian too, so that's great.  He was the one that Ralph saw earlier this year and he gave him a lot of assistance in measuring the plot of land and making all the local arrangements.

More school and farmer visits today in Kashitu which at an hours drive away is the furthest away of the four communities . It is all so exciting hearing so many positive stories of lives changed through the project - Just one tangible example is seeing children getting fatter! Another benefit is to know that orphans now have new school uniform and their school and exam fees paid too. This is all a direct result of our investment in this wonderful life-changing project.

Well the heat keeps increasing and today it was 35 degrees! We got another chicken today too :)

All are well and enjoying the varied and intense experiences each day brings!

Tomorrow Val and I travel to do some home and school visits and the men on the team are starting the pastors training. Pray that God will open doors of opportunity as we spend time meeting new people, and that we are all deeply changed as a result of this visit.

Catrina

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