This has been a great week for us in both Tanzania and Kenya.  The work on the well has been completed.  They went down 820 feet and reached pure water.  All we can see is a capped off pipe.  Now they are preparing the framework to hold the water tanks; they have dug a huge hole to put the cement footings in that will hold the framework.  This work is progressing quickly too.  Once this is completed  solar power will be added to run the pump for the well. We are praising the Lord for the gift of life changing water for this region.  One of the booksRead More →

As May came to a close, we are finally seeing projects, that seemed they had been going on forever, are finally at the finish line.  Currently the well is being drilled in Kenya.  It is a dirty, nasty job but, “It is what it is.”  Right now everything in East Africa is green because of the great amounts of rain they have had through out the region.  This will quickly change as all the vegetation dries out again and turns brown.   The drillers have reached water at 394 feet but the surveyor said to continue drilling to 820 feet.  This will insure that the water is sustainable and pure. Read More →

Spring has been a busy time.  Along with completing the Spring Evangelistic Out-Reach, Domenic has been overseeing working on much needed repairs around the compound.  First and formost was meeting the on going list of government requirements.  They hand them out and give us two week deadlines to complete the work, but in reality it will take two or three months to see a project completed. We were ready to dig the deep water well in Kenya but torrential rains came, delaying anyone even getting to the school in Ol’Gulului.  Seventy one died in just one week of the flooding.  Reports from Nairobi that the situationRead More →

Spring 2024 Every spring Domenic takes the students to a remote village to conduct a Revival. This is where the students get to put all they have learned into practice. He calls it “a practim.” This year they went to Longido. The church there was started by one of our graduates. It is the first time he has rented a bus to carry all the students. It’s not an unusual thing to see busses loaded with mattresses or luggage on the top, going down the highway. We have seen animals on the top and sometimes people, but it is against the law to carry themRead More →

The kids’ primary school had a humble beginning.  When we arrived in 2010 we found twenty children writing in the dirt under the trees.  There was no classroom, no paid staff and no teacher’s housing.   A  couple that had graduated with the first Bible School class were their teachers.  Domenic made  benches out of left over lumber and had a small blackboard nailed to a tree.  He was paying them a small amount, out of his pocket, to teach the kids.  This couple lived near the school and walked to class with the kids every day. In 2011  a temporary classroom was built for the kids, still using theRead More →

Last year, right before graduation, the government had gotten into our pocketbook about bunkbeds.  Now it seems that they just don’t have enought to do but to try and figure out how to cost us more money. Their first demand is that all schools convert from cooking with wood to cooking with gas, and this must be completed by the end of January.  We got this notification this week.  We have been buying large quantaties of fire wood so we don’t know if there will be much differnce in the cost of using gas.  This is an important move for the government since large forests have beenRead More →

Fall has been a busy time of building in M’Takooja. The last classroom for the primary school is finally finished and construction of building the next phase of teacher’s housing is moving ahead. We have faced so many frustrating delays with getting materials for finishing the classroom, along with government regulations changing. Mollel has begun using a terrazo floor for the final finish on the cement floors becasue the cement floors have not been holding up. The process is more involved and again materials are always on back order. This floor was also used in the Multi-Purpose Building. Now we can finally say, “the lastRead More →

Each day is jam packed and it seems there is no time to rest after long hot days. We finally got the van back and found something else was wrong.  So it went back to the garage and home again.  The next day it wouldn’t start again.  The mechanic had said there had to be something wrong with the battery. Finally Domenic found out that the garage where he had bought it was selling bad batteries that only lasted for about a month.  We are hopping mad and will go after them for a full refund since we have had so much trouble and nowRead More →