Hello from Jos!
Tim got back safely from Nairobi and we are settling back into the usual term-time routine of work and school.
The large junction right outside our compound is still under construction and changing daily. Of course in the UK we would not be allowed anywhere near it but here people wander through, right under the noses of the diggers. In fact, the last couple of weeks I have been walking Daniel and our neighbours’ kids to school, and we also walk through the construction site, but we do try to steer clear of the diggers! Our route through has to change on an almost daily basis as the work progresses and new areas get dug up. Our road now terminates in a trench so our first challenge in the morning is to clamber down into the trench and then to weave our way along.
We were a bit concerned about our water supply when they first dug this trench (right through where we believed our city water pipes to be) and it turned out we were right to be. One morning we arrived at the trench to discover that it was now a river. The city water supply is only switched on intermittently and that morning it had been switched on and the pipes that had been broken during the digging were spewing water everywhere. When you are in the middle of dry season and there has been no rain for 3 months that feels pretty criminal! As a result of the broken pipes we have had to order a tanker of water to refill our compound tanks, we are praying they will fix the pipes soon! I am guessing this may be hard to imagine with the massive over-abundance of water many of you are experiencing at the moment. We are praying for you!
Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in the number of robberies in Jos. We don’t feel in danger but please pray for wisdom and protection for us.
If you can spare a few minutes, please pray for us . . .
Tim was able to contribute well at the meetings in Nairobi and really benefited from the experience
Dan is doing better, feeling less exhausted by the end of the day
Protection and peace for all of us
That our water situation will not be a source of stress