Blessings in Jesus and a very happy New Year for 2016! It has been a busy time at the center since I wrote last month! We had a combined celebration for both Sekela and Atusajile’s birthdays. I’m thankful for a few relatives of the children and a few friends of Sekela, who joined in the celebration. Four of our secondary students wrote and sung a song to Sekela. And characteristic of all birthday celebrations, most of the children gave Sekela the gift of Scripture!
On Christmas day, two members of a nearby church came and shared the Christmas story with Sekela, our children and I. We enjoyed the afternoon with special food and Sekela and our children were given gifts. Seven secondary students were gifted Bibles and a message, including a specific verse for each student was written in their Bibles. A special delivery arrived two days before Christmas, a church in Hawaii handmade crocheted hats!
We enjoyed an outing at the zoo on New Year’s day and afterwards ate our lunch on the compound I live on and then the children proceeded to play different ball games! By the end of the afternoon and after a great day’s outing, the children were extremely tired and just lazed on the lawn.
We are extremely humbled and grateful to the director of Ulambya Secondary School and a sponsor from New Zealand, who is paying for ten of our students to attend this private school! The children were extremely excited and started school on 4 January 2016.
As from 11 January 2016 all our children except 1 are attending education of some form, albeit nursery, primary, secondary or higher education. Our two youngest children Nelsoni aged 3 (soon to be 4) and Ibrahim aged 5, started nursery on 11 January. We now have 11 secondary students attending private schools, 1 student undertaking a Diploma in General Agriculture, 12 primary students and 3 nursery students. The career aspirations of our children differ from a pastor, nurses, doctors, pilot, soldiers, teachers and a policeman. We thank God for His plan for each of these children and their potential to be future godly leaders!
We thank God for your support through sponsorship and prayers! Without God and your support, we would not be able to provide the assistance that Sekela and our children need. Please prayerfully consider coming to Tanzania and visiting us at the center! Come and meet the child or children you are sponsoring, your life will be impacted!
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With sincerest thanks and much love in Him,
Darlene and Henry Matarrita Directors,
World Mission Outreach
General Manager-Director, Naomi Ruth Bread of Life Orphan Centers
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” James 1:27