|"What a friend we have in Jesus...."|
And on Friday college broke up for a10 day half term. After an exceptionally busy half term, the break - and the rain - are very welcome. The photo is of our last lesson on Friday; a weekly singing time, when the students, under Alastair's lead, learn English hymns and worship songs. They sing wonderfully, and quickly break into unrehearsed harmony.
Alastair misses all his musical involvement of home. Last week, in a second hand shop in Kigoma he spotted a violin! No one there knew what it was, and we've no idea how it found its way to Kigoma; but for £12 it became his birthday present. It is proving to be a quality instrument. It has joined the musical collection at home which now consists of Alastair's home made guitar, his proto-type "portable cello", and the old church organ that he rescued from years sitting outside. The organ sadly has inoperable breathing problems, but with a bit of polish looks nice in the sitting room. We also have new, young - white - neighbours! James is working for the British Council on an English teaching programme; he is a good guitar player, so jamming sessions are being enjoyed.
We have enjoyed a week's visit from Phil and Sue Stick from Cranham, and now look forward to Mike Heylings who will join us to teach English for 7 weeks.