Tuesday 7 August 2012

Hello to all our friends and supporters by Elaine Waterfield

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Hello to all our friends and supporters
My Greatest Scripture since coming to Kenya is Isaiah 41

this is a short news letter of what George.,Sarah and I have been doing since I returned to Suna in March.
Firstly we have completed the Clinic Labor Ward and REDIM Office, and we have the launch of our CBO in June. However we realize just as Mike Cameron had told us that we need more than one labor ward, if a mother is giving birth especially if they have HIV AIDS you can  not put the patient in the same ward as a patient with chest infection, malaria, typhoid and we need a separate ward for children men and women, so we need to continue with our work.Plus we still have one or two jobs to finish.

Thanks to Mick O'Connell from Kingsway church Leicester who donated Leicester City football kit we had a football tournament with 8 Schools ( primary) and this gave the girls who played a voice to all their struggles with education, early pregnancy, marriages and child labor, sex trafficking to name but a few things. It brought schools together and also parents and teachers, it also was an opportunity for small groups to sell food, during the matches.Malera Primary school won the tournament which the Ministry of information and Education attended.

George and recently visited Tanzania where we climbed part of the way Mount Kilimanjaro we had wanted to do a sponsored walk to the top but because of that fact it was £3,000 to climb to the top over a six day period we were only able to walk through its rain forest for a day costing £200. It was incredibly Expensive and disappointing but in fact it was a privilege to have even gone to the mountain and a personal achievement as when I first came to Kenya I was fat and unfit and couldn't walk more than a few hundred yards without being out of breath. The testimony of this trip was that we were left without any money and just made It through the border but we had no money to get any further and no money for food, But after we prayed I found 700 ks in my pocket and a friend sent us some money to get us back to Suna amen.

We have been ministering to the addicts in the changa house and quite a number have come to the Lord. Challis was a big time criminal and drunk, murderer and  he had been in prison several times. He was such an abusive man that he got severely caned but that's when I found him and God told me to pick him up and take him to the cafe for a soda and we prayed with him, he later gave his life  to the Lord and Challis was recently baptized and is starting to grow vegetables on his land, his brother also came to the Lord and
money launderer Nation, Janes a disabled man who was a drunk and Christopher but they need prayer. I just said what do you want to be some  mocked spat at laughed at caned no family  no possessions or anything or do you want top be the father and husband God wants you to be respected with a hope and a future, I also gave my testimony as a drunk and backslider who found freedom and deliverance in Christ Jesus. we are praying that God will provide us with money to offer the lady in the changa house capital to start another business and the people who brew this its not by choice but poverty. What I have learned is that NOTHING can change a addicts life  ONLY SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. not caning, prison, nothing I have sen it with my own eyes here in our little village.

We have visited Uganda and Watoto Orphanage to see the bungalow that Trevor Davies and team from Victory Gospel church Southampton constructed a few years ago and it was a real humbling experience.

We have also visited schools and talked to the girls in various schools counseling them and we are just waiting for the moon cups that we posted back in March which haven't arrived yet to hand out to the schools as promised.We are also awaiting braille literature from Torch Trust and Bibles and all sorts what is happening to the post all you can say well it is Africa...

Other things that we are undertaking is we are buying some land for an orphanage our next project and hoping to start buying land for a rehab as there are so many drunkards and addicts in our community and this is why we are praying for Noel McNamee & Joey Daniels and their team to visit Chungni that would be such a great and honorable event

Another prayer is for Trevor Davies to visit us as many farmers here are looking for help and advice with agriculture and they are in fact just wanting him to come and visit so that they can meet him.

The aim of  REDIM  Rural Empowerment for the Development Initiative Movement is to empower the community with information and Education and giving them a voice,and helping them to be able to sustain themselves with small business. Spiritually we have led people to the Lord and  given them a hope.In the UK we have Jesus and things but here in Africa they have Jesus and that's it, Jesus is their ONLY Answer.

Many prayers have been answered including through a gift from a reader of Daily Echo Southampton,
we have been able to purchase a motor bike which has been a great blessing cutting down costs of transport and enabling us to visit many school in the remote area where we live.

Sarah is in great need of medical equipment including a labor couch as its so hard to deliver babies whilst they are on the floor, white gum boots and disposable apron and long gloves as many pregnant women have HIV/ AIDS and when their waters break mixed with blood it just goes every where as I have experienced myself. The clinic was given a gift for medicine and I have provided medicines but the need is so very vast we need everything and anything and what ever would be appreciated. Without Sara's heard work and dedication and the clinic physically being there in the community of Chungni then I know many many people would die.

I think one of the worst things that effected me was when a very sick baby came into the clinic very badly dehydrated and lacking blood, I prayed and seriously prayed for life and healing before the baby Locky was taken to hospital and sadly he died the next day. That's the desperation of these people the mother only came to the clinic when it was simply too late.

This how I feel about Kenya we have this need like the limp lifeless baby and unless we have provision and especially from a donor who can provide a lump sum of money we will end up dying. We have survived with the very kind donations of ordinary people who struggle themselves and know what struggles are or people who have been here and seen the need and that has humbled me greatly and also George and Sarah.

We are planning to come to the UK next month,God willing George will get his visa this time we have so much to share with people and churches about Girl child education, early pregnancies, suicide amongst boys with no school fees, empowering the girls  giving them a voice,Also sharing the vision and want to return with supplies for the clinic and other groups like Widows, Elderly , disabled, alcoholics and Orphans and we also need help with the church foundation. I also desire to come to and live in Kenya perminately God Willing as
 there so much still left to do and George and Sarah are my family as is Frank Trevor like my Grandson, God is healing a great big wound that I thought would never heal.
On the subject of the church foundation the church have had a fund raising and God provided miraculously with 35,000 ks about £300 and they used this to buy chairs and bricks for the building. They are in the process of making the bricks.

On a funny note Patrick from the Changa house a business man who has a drink problem  has registered a group and one of the conducts that they say is prohibited is the drinking of alcohol that made me laugh.
Labor couch
drip stand
maleria and typhoid testing kits
money for two to three wards
money to purchase the land for the orphanage and rehab
money for the construction of the church
water system
sanitary towels
links with groups who send of equipment for disabled like wheelchairs and crouches
Albert needs a new prosthesis
Donors to help with small loans
We ask that those p[people we contact will reply
George and I need personal sponsorship as we are both struggling, I am in a lot of debt
I would also wish to stay in Kenya for a long period of time to help put things into place.
Church support and backing as I have no church at this moment who supports me

Finally George and Sarah and I would like to thank EVERYONE who has contributed to what we are doing as without your help none of this would have been possible, I may forget from time to time peoples names but not what you have given and what you have done. I will not write names as if I leave someone out its terrible, but thank you and may

God Bless you.
Nya Suna (elaine) George, Sarah Frank Trevor, Mathews and the community of Chungni and the church of makongeni

The Helper of Israel

41 “Be silent before me, you islands!
    Let the nations renew their strength!
Let them come forward and speak;
    let us meet together at the place of judgment.

2 “Who has stirred up one from the east,
    calling him in righteousness to his service[a]?
He hands nations over to him
    and subdues kings before him.
He turns them to dust with his sword,
    to windblown chaff with his bow.
3 He pursues them and moves on unscathed,
    by a path his feet have not traveled before.
4 Who has done this and carried it through,
    calling forth the generations from the beginning?
I, the Lord—with the first of them
    and with the last —I am he. ”

5 The islands have seen it and fear;
    the ends of the earth tremble.
They approach and come forward;
6     they help each other
    and say to their companions, “Be strong! ”
7 The metalworker encourages the goldsmith,
    and the one who smooths with the hammer
    spurs on the one who strikes the anvil.
One says of the welding, “It is good.”
    The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.

“But you, Israel, my servant,

    Jacob, whom I have chosen,
    you descendants of Abraham my friend,
9 I took you from the ends of the earth,
    from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
    I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
“All who rage against you

    will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
    will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies,
    you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
    will be as nothing at all.
13 For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you.
14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
    little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord,    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,
    new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains and crush them,
    and reduce the hills to chaff.
16 You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up,
    and a gale will blow them away.
But you will rejoice in the Lord
    and glory in the Holy One of Israel.

17 “The poor and needy search for water,
    but there is none;
    their tongues are parched with thirst.
But I the Lord will answer them;
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
    and springs within the valleys.
I will turn the desert into pools of water,
    and the parched ground into springs.
19 I will put in the desert
    the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive.
I will set junipers in the wasteland,
    the fir and the cypress together,
20 so that people may see and know,
    may consider and understand,
that the hand of the Lord has done this,
    that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
21 “Present your case, ” says the Lord.
    “Set forth your arguments,” says Jacob’s King.
22 “Tell us, you idols,
    what is going to happen.

1 comment:

chris said...

Medical devices truly help the medical practitioners to do a better job. It also makes it easier for them to do what they are supposed to do.