Sunday, December 07, 2008

Tirzah update

hurray we got another 3 min phone call!
tirzah recorded a radio interview. it will be broadcast in 3 countries.
burundi, tanzania and rwanda.
and she is bringing acopy home.
it is pouring rain there...and she left her poncho! oops!
there is a petrol strike in rwanda so they can only get approx 5 gals at a time.
this is creating obvious difficulties. boy do i feel guilty for griping about gas prices...atleast we could fill up if we could pay for it.

also "On Monday, the day we got to byumba, a terrible van accident happened that killed 11 students from the University here in Kigali. One was a wife of a pastor that Pastor Samuel knew very well. It affected the whole area of Byumba. On Tuesday they held a memorial service for all 11 people that were killed and we attended it. Thousands of people came to pay their respect. Only the immediate family show emotion but everyone else looked very sad.

one of the biggest challenges- poverty and the need for jobs. Only one percent of the population works to get a paycheck. All the rest are self employed in their gardens and fields trying to raise enough to feed their families."


more on tirzah's blog

Saturday, December 06, 2008

WorldWide AIDS Day Hay


Dec 1 is world wide aids day.
So in honour of the day and tirzah's work with the AIDS/HIV orphans this week i
began this hat.
Brooklyn tweed AKA Jared Flood's Habitat Hat
Cascade 220 in red (cuz i have lots of 220 from my felting days)

you have only one L1FE, do something.

Friday, December 05, 2008

HI we got a phone call from rwanda last night!!
actually 3...we missed the 1st 2 calls. oops!

tirzah was with the refugees (near the congo border) for 4 days, they are now beginning work with the HIV orphans. she has made 2 friends her age, Angie and Candy. she has also spoken at 2 churches.
She says it has been hard and wonderful.as she starts work with the Aids orphans pray for G-d to protect her heart from the destruction in these children's bodies she is going to behold & that she will bring comfort.

apparently there will be alot of photos when she gets home. :0)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

daytime shawl shots


my sweet Kezzi Rose

the colour is garnet which happens to be her birth stone :0)

thanks for all the sweet comments! lace knitting is so scary. it was so lumpy before it was blocked...i was really worried.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Bat Mitzvah Baby#2


Kezzi helped me pin the sections out on the bed (the bed is a king, so that will help refrence the size. i have not measured it yet.


Shew! this shawl took 1/3 the time of the last shawl.
and we are DONE!
Kezziah had a very hard time picking her pattern and colours, b/c she didnt want to make too much work for me. :0) she is so sweet. so she finally nailled down a few designs for me to combine. i had to rewrite parts so that they would work better together. but we really like the effect.

more details on ravelry of course

Monday, December 01, 2008

Rwanda

Tirzah called saturday nite and let us now she had arrived.
she beamed thru the phone, you could here th e smiles as she said
"my feet are in rwanda!"
what a dream fulfilled!

here is the latest email update:
1-“WE ARRIVED SAFELY IN KIGALI ON TIME. THE FLIGHTS WERE NOT FULL SO WE WERE ABLE TO SPREAD OUT. EVERYONE IS FEELING WELL AND ARE TO BED. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR TEAM AND THAT GOD WILL BE SERVED WELL.


2-We head out today for Gisnezi and Byumba so probably won’t have email access. Everyone is doing fine and feeling good. Continue to pray for us as we move onto the locations.
 
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