Welcome to 2016

balloon5Hope you have all had good health during the Christmas celebrations and looking forward to 2016. I know for many people it can be a sad and lonely time so I wish you well.

Since my return to Scotland in October it has been a time of sorting out and updating things like this blog and the Chodort website at www.chodort.org . Keeping in touch with Jenny and others at Chodort, Jane for Play 4 All, Kabutu and Caroline.

With great pleasure and thanks to the people of Trinity Church in Aberdeen, other friends and a lady in Sussex I have been able to send another £100 to Jenny to divide between Play 4 All and Days 4 Girls through selling some more placemats, baskets and other bits and pieces from my Zambian collection.

Chodort is about to start another year of classes with 15 tailoring students, but funding still required to sponsor more carpentry students, though three are fully funding themselves to gain their certificates. You can see the happy graduation photos on the Chodort site.
Jane at Play 4 All has been busy rearing chicks to sell on with any profit going to Play 4 All. Please hold her in your prayers on this venture as the economy in Zambia has taken a dive which means people have even less money. The separate page above for Play 4 All has pictures of their independence day celebrations’ in October. Please take time to browse them and see the work that the volunteers are doing. The improvements to the building and new puzzles and play things through donations has greatly encouraged them. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/ZambiaPlay4All/?fref=ts

Kabutu continues to work extremely hard for the aged in Kandabwe and I have posted more information in his dedicated page including his degree certificate in Community Development. Well done Kabutu for your commitment and hard work for others.

Caroline with the street orphans that she took into her home and cares for also has more information on her dedicated page. The new accommodation for the family and orphans is progressing as money allows.
In Zambia at present the rains have been slow to come with hot dry days in Southern Province where it should be heavy rain, while here in the UK we have had very heavy rain causing lots of damage and flooding. Electricity is still being rationed with supplies cut off for 12 hours at a time in some areas, though I believe there was some respite from this over Christmas.

I still do have some items for sale to benefit the above organisations. Contact me through the contact page if you want to find out more.
Best wishes and God bless in 2016

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