Our friends, the Janzens from Shantz Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ontario, were visiting last month with three young men from their church to do a number of service projects. They were very good about updating their blog and taking loads of pictures, so here are a couple of highlights from their visit.
Their first project was repairing a water cistern and doing some minor repairs and upgrades at the home of a pastor we work with a lot, Pastor Joseph Buna.
Terry's birthday happened during their visit, and I made him a birthday cake so we could all celebrate together.
They also helped install a water cistern for a teacher they met last year during their first visit. She hosts an HIV support group in her home, and her intention is that the clients will benefit from the water.
The major reason the team came was to work on the bathrooms for the vocational school that Fred has been working on for years now. The music department that Jane oversees and the choir that Terry participates in did a benefit concert that raised all the money to build very sophisticated bathrooms for the school.
We so enjoyed having the Shantz team here, and hope it's not the last time we see them here! Thank you to Shantz Mennonite, KCI Music Department and the Janzen family for caring so much for the people of Rorya District.