It is amazing how fast this year is moving. We have had an abundance of rain, with a cyclone passing through our country and bringing us heavy rains, high winds and cooler weather during the middle of February.
José started back at Bible College on the 5 February to begin his second year. Lozi is enjoying her new high school and Keturah is doing well in Grade 3. Joshua was nervous at first, but has settled well into his new position as Music Teacher at Montesourri school and is now enjoying imparting his music knowledge to the primary school children in his classes. Sam will finish up at BSA Training Centre to start his practicals in motor mechanics on the 1 March, at a well known mechanic shop in Matsapha. He is really looking forward to the new challenge ahead of him. Angel-girl in her new school uniform
Angel-girl in her new school uniform
We had a few birthdays this month with José celebrating his 21st on the 11th, Patricia turning 3yrs on the 21st and Christopher making 23yrs on the 25th. We also sent birthday wishes to Tino on 14th as he celebrated his 4th birthday. We have been informed that Tino has settled well into his new permanent home and is happy and content.
Aunty Alice returned to work after her taking her annual leave in January and Aunty Treasure started her annual leave on the 13th February. Aunty Fezile and Aunty Tema took a few days Compassionate leave, as they lost their dear brother in a tragic car accident on the 3 February.
We have completed the sandpit by filling it with river sand,and the grass is growing nicely in the filled-in swimming pool area. The toddlers are enjoying the sand pit and spend many hours digging and playing in the sand. Emily is now potty-trained and she is talking a lot. Emmanuel is far behind Emily in his development but is doing well, even though he is 3 days older than her. Lucy continues to Patricia – the birthday girl. grow and develop well. She is trying to speak and says lots of words that we now understand. Isaac has finally decided to crawl up on his knees and not slide around on his tummy and he is now standing by himself but hasn’t had the courage to take his first steps yet.
Gerry continues to work hard on the cars and they are slowly coming together. Our biggest set back is waiting for the spare parts to arrive from SA as Gerry orders them from Toyota in Mbabane, and then we have to wait for them to arrive and that can often take more
José with his best friend Eric
Patricia – the birthday girl.
than 3 weeks. It is so frustrating at times but we are making slow progress on the car engines. We are also house-bound at present as Gerry’s Toyota Surf has a problem and we can only take it on short trips, so we are limiting our trips to Mbabane and back home only, as seldom as possible.
Please continue to pray with us for:
Finances to run the home
Ongoing prayers for Gerry to complete the cars and for him to have the wisdom to fix the right things on the cars so that we will have reliable transport again, and for the spare parts to arrive on time.
For our staff to be in unity with one another and to have a special love for our babies.
That our God will bring us the right babies at the right time
That the adoptions will open up soon and that nothing will hinder the process to make that happen.
Thank you for supporting us in prayers, it helps to keep us going, knowing that there are people praying for us. We also appreciate all the donations that we have received and are thankful for the obedience of our friends and family who do support us in any way.
God bless you all,
Gerry & Robyn
José with his best friend Eric