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News from Serenje!

Hello GB here!
 Well it's very exciting Catrina has managed to get through to me with some news! I did wonder if she had managed to access the blog somehow and felt the need to stop me blogging because she has sent lots of information through which I think is going to take most of this blog time to re-tell!!

 Here goes. . . .

 After a lot of travelling they arrived safely in Serenje - in the dark! ( I guess it's good to know that God goes before you is beside you and behind you at those moments!!). The team met Bishop Kisele and the other Pastors- Catrina says that they were all so humbled to meet them and to to hear that they had been praying for them - they are such beautifully spirited people!
 From the meeting the team went to the lodge which will be their base whilst in Serenje. All the team were in good spirits after a very long day and lots of new experiences. ( I think Simon said on a Twitter that he had slept for 40 minutes since leaving England!)

On to today . . .

 Catrina had an omelette for breakfast!

 They are off to Kankoso and will visit the school that Sandy Lane school link with. The children have raised money and Catrina will be handing over 600 pencils so that each child can have their very own pencil! How wonderful is that, something seemingly so simple but that we know will mean so much!
 Later they will be visiting 2 families and hopefully seeing some of the goats that were bought with the money raised earlier in the year. ( I wonder if they could name some?!!)
 Hopefully Rob Plant will be filming  throughout today - it will be exciting to see the footage when they get back!

 Phew! See what I mean she really didn't want me to speak today!!
 Seriously, it's fantastic to be able to link up with them so easily and know where they are at and what they are going into each day. Let's be praying that God will pour out His blessing on the team today. That they will stay well and that their eyes will be opened to the things He would have them see. As they go from  Kankoso to the families let them take the grace and peace of God with them, knowing that they go in His strength and love and that at the end of the day it is all about us being the hands and feet of Jesus to others whether they are next door or next door in Serenje.

 God bless you today

 GB xx

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