- December 22, 2017
FRIENDS OF SAMRO - JESUS CHRIST THE TRUE PRINCE OF PEACE.
This has been a great year for the Teimuge family. We have experienced peace unspeakable. Not us only but the whole nation of Kenya. The National election made us exhausted after doing two elections in three months and in all these, God’s peace prevailed but some few places had challenges.
We are celebrating Christmas in a very peaceful environment after the swearing in of the President and the whole Government is ready to work in January 2018 after many months were interrupted.
As a family we praise God that he provided finances for us as we started the journey towards Kigen’s wedding. First we had “show up “ in February, then engagement, and finally the wedding on December 15 which also was our 38th wedding anniversary. The wedding was followed by our daughter’s graduation at Moi University. He passed with 2nd class honors upper division. We are so thankful to God. Gloria went straight without interruption all the 4 years. We praise God that there were no strikes by the Lecturers.
Again Gloria had an opening for one month attachment in China in the month of September 2017.
I retired in February this year but I don’t feel retired. God had inspired me to reach illicit alcohol brewers together with their children who have been adversely affected. We thank God for the Reformed Brewers Leaders that we have successfully trained this year. One Reformed Brewer called Ruth Biwot has moved a step higher and started a church called Senet. She has 33 kids in Sunday school and 14 Adults.
Samro School has run well this year although the children population reduced and through God’s grace we ended the year successfully. We thank you “Samro Friends” for your wonderful support which enabled us to run the Boarding section and pay teachers salaries. Your prayers and finances were great. May God bless and prosper you.
The fees that are paid by few kids is not able to run the school and so we have been praying for God to show us what to do next. Again we are advancing in years and to avoid much pressure, we decided to turn over the school to Government through the community around Samro School. Elder from this community approached us to make the school Public. We had no objection and we are still following the process. So continue to pray for us so that all go well and we finalize with the Government soon. We thank God that our daughter Gloria who started Samro School graduated yesterday together with other two girls.
Again we thank you so much for being great friends and friends of our children too. Our success is your success.
Our wonderful friends, we want to thank you most sincerely for your commitment in supporting Samro School these past years. We praise God that he enabled Rhoda and I to run the school for 19 years and were able to raise a wonderful group of leaders.
We started experiencing financial challenges in the last two to three years and your support was so timely. Beginning of this year was a tough time for Rhoda and I to decide whether to continue running the School or turning it over to someone else. While in that state, some community leaders (all of them our friends) approached us to request if we can sale the school to the Government to become Public School.
After discussing with our children and also considering our age, we agreed. We thank God for giving us peace on this issue. So now we are in the process and may take some few months and we hope by December 2017 we hand it over.
The economic situation in Kenya has really hit everybody and so it has been difficult for parents to pay school fees. Many private schools have closed down. Also the population of children has not increased. We now have 117 children and we see that the fees cannot allow us to pay salaries this July, October, November, and December. We thank God that ELI came to our rescue this month and hopefully August and September.
Although this may look like a burden, we are requesting for support to allow us to transition smoothly trusting God that come December 2017 we hand over and beginning January the children will not be paying much- Free education.
Kindly consider prayerfully. We are grateful for any amount you send to us. Our target is $ 7,000 only.
Once again we thank you for trusting us and supporting us this far.
Jim and Barbara Brunner are still willing to transfer the funds to us.
Jim Brunner Ministries - residence 6018 E. Seneca St. Tucson, AZ 85712
Their mailing address is PO Box 31595, Tucson, AZ 85751
Cell: 520 869-5208, 520 861-1777 Email- “Jim Brunner” email@example.com
May God bless you so much,
Samuel and Rhoda.
The following are some of the pictures of activities as we celebrated the good performance by our learners and teachers this year and to pray for Grade 8 to pass their final examination and to graduate top class into Grade 1.
The Director- Rhoda Teimuge Top class graduates
During worship During worship
Developing talents South Sudan Learners singing
The Head teacher Parent commenting on good performance
Developing talents Developing talents
Reciting a poem about Education Alumni who came to encourage friends
Praying for grade 8 to pass examination.
By Samuel and Rhoda.
Dairy cows Dairy goat
Girls and Boys dorm-Kitchen in the middle Classrooms
These roofs can be great source of water during rainy season if it can be collected and stored