I hope you are all doing fine out there in blog land. It has been sizzling hot here for weeks and feeling hotter each day.
Partly it is because there are now about 170 fires burning throughout the Province of British Columbia. Partly it is due to very hot temperatures which have shattered 100 year old records. And partly it is due to a total lack of rainfall. It is very dry around here and there is no predicted rainfall soon. The smoky skies come with smoke filled air and warnings to stay indoors if elderly, have diabetes or other health challenges.
|Skies over Vancouver are very heavy with smoke.|
In other news I have been busy with doing my bit to help Kenyans in need. My friend's grandmother, Sellina who is 101 years old and still lives on her own was visited by her family about a week ago. She looks very good for her age doesn't she? However she is now suffering the effects of advanced age. Her daughter took her to the hospital and there they gave her a good check up as well as some blood and painkillers for arthritis and aching joints. Then on Friday just passed, Sellina underwent surgery on her leg for a venous injury that happened some years back and was starting to destabilize her. She is now recovering in hospital.
Please pray for this dear woman's recovery and that she will be able to clear her hospital bill in full once she is discharged soon.
|Sellina at her home.|
I am so happy to report that the little girl named Baby Fidelis and her family through the help of their advocate, Mr. Wanjau, have been able to raise the funds to travel to Canada for surgery. Surgery for baby is now scheduled for August 18, 2015. Mr. Wanjau has applied for travel visas and if all goes well should have them in about 2 weeks.
I have sent the funds for baby's mom to help her with clothing and other personal travel needs. The three of them (Baby, mom and family advocate) will all be in Canada. They will be here for long as the weather transitions from hot summer to cooler weather to chillier winter so they need to manage throughout several seasons before returning to Kenya. I want to thank John and Crystal Mary for helping with costs of special travel needs for Baby and her mom. Being village people they don't travel much and will need the very basic items.
Please pray for: visa approvals, and successful and safe travels to Canada, successful surgery and recovery and adequate funds to cover all the needs. If anyone would still like to help with these matters, you may send Pay Pal to kerichojoy[at]gmail[dot]com
|Baby Fidelis and her mom|
Also Mr. Wanjau's organization is helping approximately 47 families in Kenya who have children or adult children with severe disabilities. They need our help with food, clothing and medicine on a monthly basis. It amounts to about $50 US dollars a month for each family and they need faithful supporters.
I have just sent some funds to help with 3 families on a one time basis but am hoping some of my readers can help Mr. Wanjau feed these children and their family members on a more regular basis. If you can help let me know and we can discuss the best way to send him the funds. Since he will be leaving for Canada at the end of July, we should work something out in advance of that but if you can't meet that timeline, please don't hesitate to get in touch anyway. I'm sure something can be worked out. Please pray as to whether you can give a one time or on-going monthly support or whether you can share these needs with others and that God would meet the needs. The burden on Mr. Wanjau is great for he relies completely on well wishers in a society where most people do not value the disabled children and parents have to hide them or lock them up. Mr. Wanjau's dream is to build a centre and a school where these children can be housed and cared for.
|Flowers from my neighbour's garden.|
Joining in with Our World Tuesday this week.
Have a look at other awesome skies.