News from Bethany Tanzania Saturday 23rd August
Reports from both Keith Pittson and Tanz team member Daniel Bujiku
Keith has emailed on the 21st August and says: ‘With the extra manpower we have employed we have almost, but not quite, caught up. The roof trusses go on today with the roof tomorrow. Hopefully, all the lighting and plumbing will be in place and only need connecting up.’
We are eagerly waiting to see the photos of the new buildings Keith with the EMUAS team have been erecting for Bethany. Keith hopes to attend our next information day on Saturday September the 6th (click here for more details).
Daniel Bujiku reports on the 23rd August:
Children: All the children are fine at the moment, and even those who were suffering from chickenpox, have now completely recovered from and started going to school as normal again
Water system: Since you got my last email, the water continued to have problem again and again. We have been trying hard all of us to solve the problem and it was just on 20th of August when we managed to get it working once again.
The new Building progress: As I report to you now, the whole building is almost complete! They have finished to build the walls from the chimney along the dining hall, the roof trusses together with batons fixed on top of the building now! They have finished building the pillars around the resting room and what they are doing now is building the ventilation blocks between the pillars. The building is absolutely looking so great!
Comments on our visitors:
The visitors have impressed everyone at Bethany and people outside! I personally have been very impressed the way women and men work together very hard early in the morning to late in the evening! I have been challenging my
fiancé by using them as an example especially the girls the way they work hard, and she really appreciates it! But I do not know whether we have impressed them in one way or another, but I believe is that every one of us will have been challenged enough to work hard as they do after they have gone.
Supporters of Bethany: Over the summer months NET supported by OCC (click here for their website) have been raising awareness and holding auctions at their summer camps held at Holly Bush, Yorks. They have raised over £1,200 pounds and many ‘campers’ are interested in visiting Bethany to help with future projects (new dorm for the girls - new school! etc.etc.)
Also, a long time supporter of Bethany - Catherine Duckworth (Whalley Parish Church) celebrated her half century with a Ceilidh and asked for support for Bethany and Breakthorugh cancer research in preference to personal gifts. Catherine has been given over £1,300 pounds to share between them (click here for pictures of Catherine’s Ceilidh).
Also, a big thank you to all those who remember Bethany in their prayers and those who support us financially enabling the work to progress. A special thanks to those who support us with regular monthly giving as this allows us to budget for extra children. If you would like to support us in this way please click here
Future Trips: Brian Bancroft will be visiting in September and hopefully a group led by Dave Shore (founding member) from Gateway Church (click here for their website), Acomb, York in November. There is the possibility that another group will visit over the Christmas holiday period. If you are interested in joining a group please email.