The Hunters are back in Africa
Summer rains have filled the dams, exotic birds are flocking waist high
grasses while the Inguni cattle grow fat and sleek against the now green
irridescent mountains of Namibia.
After sharing the story of Community Hope School in the USA amongst friends,
family and churches we are happy to report once again the faithfulness of
God through loyal people like yourselves who help make the task of
educating, feeding, clothing and nurturing 30 very needy children possible.
Just before Christmas, Teachers for Africa was approved as a non profit
organization, surfacing under the name of FACE, Foundation for African
Christian Education. This enables us to receive donations here in Namibia
while we benefit from not having to pay taxes on things bought for the
Most businesses and schools close down for the month of December and much of
January. At that time we had a long awaited visit from our son Ben and his
wife, Grace, and Nanette, our adorable granddaughter of eighteen months.
Days were filled with so much fun and awe in showing Nanette some of the
wonders of African wild life. We packed in months of memories and pictures
that entertain us in the quiet life style we enjoy so much here.
Smiling faces flood my days as I manage the task of caring for kids who
have no one. In December we relocated to a larger facility, a church
building not far from our previous school. Pastor Nehemiah David has given
us space to grow and expand into a full fledged school with a library,
classrooms, office space and computer science room. In turn we built new
classrooms and renovated old ones and turned the classrooms into a little
piece of heaven for these kids. Unlike most kids today they arrive early
with such eagerness to learn and will stay until its time to lock up. As
more staff joins us we plan to offer after school programs for tutoring,
sports and art classes.