BOLAM "Weekly" Update: Children doing well even with going back to school
* CHILDREN: The children are generally doing well at home and at school. Tony, the malnourished boy we recently took in, is adjusting very nicely at Keirungi and is growing stronger. The children enjoyed their monthly outing to All Saints Church in town September 7 followed by our usual Sunday brunch, a movie in the afternoon, and outdoor games in the evening. They began the third term of the 2014 school year September 8, which will conclude in early December. The children were very happy when mum Primrose brought chocolates. Yes, enjoying chocolate is universal. On Saturdays, we do weekly cleaning at Keirungi. All children do age-appropriate chores. Many children helped to pick leaves in the compound and Nunu assisted Caleb with Saturday shopping.
* BLESSING: After being with us for two years, we were able to trace Blessing’s mother. She actually came to Keirungi and saw Blessing for the first time in seven-plus years. We will pursue resettling Blessing with her mother depending on her mother’s living situation and commitment to raise her daughter as she previously abandoned her.
* HEALTH (PRAYERS): Please pray for Antony as he is suffering from Ugandan flu (the common cold) with a fever and for Boaz who is suffering from malaria. One of our HIV-positive children who was very sick last month is feeling much better now that his ARV treatment has been stopped. He will continue treatment with the appropriate medicines after he is adopted to the U.S.
* AGRICULTURE: With the onset of the rainy season, staff are in the process of planting beans, maize, Irish potatoes, cabbage, passion fruit, and avocados.
* JOSEPH AND MURUNGI: They are getting excited to go to America. Guardianship has been granted to the adopting parents and their adoption is nearing completion.
* FRIDAY: The case file for Friday’s adoption has been submitted to court. We are waiting for the court hearing to grant guardianship to the adopting parents to be scheduled.