People ask me about my friends. I really do not have much to share. News is so sketchy between here and there. I was able to get a donation of enough money from a local church to be able to transport Pastor Mwene's body from Mwanzw to Kigoma and then back to Congo. A church in Dar es Salaam donated money for his wife to travel and meet him in Kigoma, which is on the far Western border of Tanzania. It is right on Lake Tanganika. The Congo border is on the Western side of the lake. The last news I received is that the people were able to receive permission to leave the refugee camp and escort Pastor Mwene's body by boat to his home city in Congo. Apparently with permission to leave, they will be allowed to return. Pastor Mwene has several children so my worries about his wife may have been unfounded. She will be able to remain with them in the camp. Living in Dar es Salaam was hard at the best, living in the camp will be very difficult for her. She has not been well for as long as I have known her, often struck down by debilitating headaches. I do not know how much more I will hear. I will need to make a new contact for my knitting project though. I am sure the Church in Dar es Salaam will be kept going, God willing.
As I said in an earlier post, I will continue to knit and wait upon The Lord to direct me. We may still be building in Dar es Salaam, or He may have other plans. I will continue to covet and welcome your prayers as I continue to endeavor to remain faithful to His plan.