Why don't certain emails come with this warning?
Monday, 21 July 2008
At 8am this morning, I got a phone call asking if I could spare a few hours making sandwiches. There had been a fire in Romford and the Fire Brigade had asked for the Emergency Response Unit. In fact, two guys had been there since the fire started at 3am, and Ann and I relieved them at 9am. Fortunately no-one was injured in the fire, but the whole store was gutted or as the fireman say "it's a sweep it up".
It was great to be doing something worthwhile and helping where help was needed and genuinely appreciated.
So, they arrived at Chikankata Mission on Saturday. The folk there are overwhelmed and amazed at the amount of stuff they have taken for them. They went to see the Chief-ness and she too is stunned at the generosity.
Sunday, saw them go to Church, twice!! and take part in the choir practice.
Today everyone is feeling a bit tired. They have been on a tour of the hospital and the high school.
Unfortunately the mission has been without water for the past week. Water has to be collected daily and they are having to wash the best way they can. Toilets are being flushed using pans of water. And today the mission is without electricity.
Some of them are finding it harder than they thought!!