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No 24 January 2005

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In this month's letter learn about the amazing new base of operations: yes Ian and Silver have their very own house. Modifications are already in progress!
The usual activities are still carrying on of course - read on

The House    •    UK & Europe    •    The Vehicle    •    The Program

The NEW House

 
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The garage is converted - and a place for expansion

Ian writes . . . .

“ We finally moved in the Saturday before Christmas. It was a chaotic day, beginning with about 4 hours of torrential rain and Silver in the recording studio with Harmony 6. Amazingly, by bed time we were all quite organised.

We had got the keys of the house before I went away to Kenya so by the time we moved in Silver had organised for a bunch of work to be done. This was mostly internal alterations and painting plus an external bathroom. One of the main internal changes was to the kitchen. It was a small room with multiple doors and very inconvenient. The wall is now knocked through to the dining area, door to hallway bricked up and plastered with the back door relocated. All the kitchen needs now is work surface and cupboards that can all be added later.

(These were added in March due to the kind work and generosity of friends in KBC)

The two boys-quarter rooms behind the garage have been completely renovated and are now occupied (over occupied!!).

The garage is no more. As I write today the ceiling is being put in, the final work to turn it into a 10ft x 15ft room (the Youthworx EA Head Quarters.)

The next major job is the compound wall. Currently the garden is a brick making factory, with every available space having mud bricks drying in the sun. These will be will be burnt in about a weeks time to supplement buying in bricks from outside which is expensive. Most of the other materials are already here. It will be a major job as the compound is almost an acre. Work on the wall will probably stretch into February and needs to be a little slow for financial as well as practical reasons.”

Ian also comments that upcoming building projects will include a new garage suitable for the height of 4x4 vehicles, guest rooms, and paving when the construction work is complete.

Please pray for and support this important development. This base is going to be strategic in the ongoing ministry for YEA.

 

Above: Quarters for the boys



A large plot for new building, a spot of growing and of course camping!
 

The House    •    UK & Europe    •    The Vehicle    •    The Program

UK & Europe

 
In January, Ian will be looking around for the best flight deals in order to visit the UK, probably around May. He will use this trip to spend much needed time with family and catching up with many contacts and supporters in the UK and into Europe. He will also be taking some ‘proper’ holiday in this period to just get away and relax fully without the pressures and demands that we can easily put upon him. When back in the UK, Ian is wanting to get fully involved in the life of his local church and use every opportunity to raise the profile of YEA through publicity, fundraising and capturing & developing the ongoing vision for ministry in EA.

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Vehicles

 
Essential repairs are currently being undertaken to prepare the bus for another period of heavy work through the mission season, but please pray with the team for provision from the Lords hand to meet the future needs. When in the UK, Ian is looking to follow up God’s leading on some possibilities for a vehicle donation – pray that God will bring His vision into reality.

The House    •    UK & Europe    •    The Vehicle    •    The Program

Programme Up Date

 
(all dates to be confirmed!)  
Mission trips within Uganda – various    Early Feb – Sept
Possible speaking at camp in Mombasa    December

 

There are 9 different places being explored with a view to mission this year. This includes linking with Word g Life in Uganda and meeting them for a mission in Mumias (Western Kenya, not far from Busia). No dates are set yet but will be in the near future. The new missions team is in place and ready to start training in preparation for the coming season.

This is specific as we can be at the time of ‘going to press’ but is essential that these areas are covered in prayer


The House    •    UK & Europe    •    The Vehicle    •    The Program