BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

As I am sitting here, trying to figure out how to start this blog post, my mind travels back to my very last post about our chickens So much has happened between then, and now. But alas, I'll pick up where I left off-- that seems to be a good place to start.

We are down to five. 

Yes. FIVE!

With great sadness I am reporting, that after much love and care (primarily from my husband) forty-five chickens have died at the hands of a vaccination. Why vaccinate? You may be asking yourself, and if you follow me on Facebook you probably did ask me that. Well, we are first timers when it comes to chickens. Multiple people suggested vaccinating them (they were only a few months old, and this is not their first vaccine) because of the prevalent diseases in this area. It is clear that the vaccine we gave them must have been bad. We feel awful, and Charlton said that we will never vaccinate chickens ever again.

February has been a full month for our family. We had the beautiful opportunity to take in a two month old for several weeks, who was malnourished, and nurse him back to health. Through the generous donations of the body of Christ we were able buy him amble formula, take him to doctor, and buy him clothes, blankets, and other needed supplies. He is now back home with his grandmother who has been his primary caregiver since birth. She has been trained on how to feed him, but will need further training. Please keep grandma, and baby Primus in your prayers.


During this two week period of caring for Primus, we had a week long Swahili language class scheduled as well. Our brother Glenn came up for the week, and stayed with us, as well as our language teacher Jim. Jim has been living in Kenya for 22 years, and is fluent in several local languages. Charlton actually met Jim in Kisumu through mutual brothers and sisters in Christ. He then arranged for Jim to make a trip to see us, and the timing could not have been more perfect. The Nafziger family had just arrived, and were able to get a jump start on the language! We are so thankful that the Nafziger family has joined us in Kenya. Karibu!


Charlton also made a trip to Uganda with Nashon, to assist a brother named Joseph, who is doing work with a group of physically handicapped people. They made several repairs to the building in which everyone lives and works. As well as replacing and repairing equipment that they use to make a living. While in Uganda, Charlton was able to meet up with Mark White from Future Hope Ministries. We have known the White family for many years, his wife Laura was actually Ava and Boaz's pediatrician back in the States. They have adopted several children from Uganda, as well as run SASCU (Save Street Children Uganda). We have some very exciting news to share, so more on the White family and Future Hope Ministries soon. How do you like that cliff hanger?!


We also had a visit from Joseph this past weekend. Charlton wanted him to come and visit us, not only to further his discipleship, but so he could see how we do home fellowship here in Kenya. The day Joseph left, Charlton and Tim left for Kisumu! They did some teachings, and had good fellowship with the home fellowship in Kisumu. They also picked up Hadassah's birth certificate. And now that we have her birth certificate, in the near future we need to make a trip to Nairobi to get her birth abroad certificate, and passport. Things have been busy ya'll!

God continues to be faithful! Thank you for your continued prayers, and support.

Because of Jesus,

Natasha







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