Thursday, August 19, 2010

As per usual it has been some time since I last wrote on this blog.  I can't believe how quickly time flies.  There is so much happening and whilst I think to myself each morning that today will be the day when I will update the blog invariably something else happens to prevent me from doing it.  Yetserday I went to Botswana to try and buy an inverter for the house.  We do have a generator but with the load shedding becoming longer and longer it's becoming too expensive to run the generator.  So now we will use the inverter most of the time and the generator just to cook.  Having said all that the trip to Bots was a waste of time and I ended up buying a cheaper and better inverter right here in Bulawayo...murphy's law!!!
We still have two babies in the hopsital.  Even the doctors aren't sure what is wrong.  They have both had so many tests but each time they reveal nothing.  Many thanks to all who have been praying for our precious babies.  Other than that all our children out at the village are much better.  At this point in time there are no runny times, bad coughs, headaches etc etc etc...praise the Lord.  It sure has been a difficult few weeks and we all need a breather.
I'm back!  I just spent half an hour playing with Awakiwe.  She is one of our newer children and is two years old.  She came to us because she is an orphan and her grandfather was unable to care for her.  She was in hospital for malnutrition,  Awakiwe is a great kid...always happy and has the most infection laugh.  I gave her a caramello bear and she hadn't a clue what to do with her.  I guess it's the first time she has ever eaten chocolate.  She wasn't overly impressed.  Go figure!!!  That's not such a bad thing because unfortunately Awakiwe is HIV positive and therefore sugar is not good for her.  Liam our one year old also had a chocolate..he loved his and then wolfed down Awakiwe's.  Little piggy!!  It's always refreshing to spend time with the little ones.  Helps keep things in perspective. 
Well that's all folks.  Chat to you tomorrow..I hope!!


  1. Please Debbie, I need to get in contact with you. Please give me a time or mail me. Thanks. E.J.

  2. Hi Debbie
    I have been told about your good work from Cathy Smith and our quilt group has decided to supply you with cot quilts. I would love to know how many you need and if you need any hand knitted clothes I could see if I can organise them also. please email me at do you allow aussies to come and volunteer there.