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Almost Christmas 2011 !

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Hi to everyone! Sorry this has taken so long! We Leister's are back and reunited with our family here in Kenya at Tumaini and it is almost Christmas 2011!

" For to us a child is born, to us a son is given..." Isaiah 9:6 What would Christmas be without children! It began with a child and we ( the Leisters ) are so blessed by the children God has given us here in our family at Tumaini! Thank you Jesus for such gifts!

Here is Dad Leister and our youngest Thomas! Thomas is growing so wonderfully! We give God all the Glory for these fragile infants like Thomas, he is such a miracle! Praise God



Here is our next miracle! Zuri,only God could have picked her up from her circumstances and delivered her on to us!! Thank you Father God for your eyes that see all and hear the cries no one else can hear! A picture of God's ultimate desire for us all, Salvation, Life in Him!



Getting ready for our Christmas Celebration! Troy making Christmas cards with her little kenyan brothers and s…

So much to do and so little time to do it!

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In June Tumaini was so blessed to have the Downs family from Colorado, USA come and visit us! We had a great time working together and we got to so other things too!




We visited one of our favorite sposts and had lunch,Iten!




This is truly one of my favoite pictures! This is our beautiful friend Laurajean Downs with some of the crew!




Snack time in the yard!




We took the Shining Light class for a nature walk!




Here Lexi Downs is teaching with the name tags she made for all the children's desks!




Last minuet shopping before they leave, Laurajean & Vern Downs! Thanks guys we had a great time!




In July we graduated our 1st 6 month Child Developement & Behavour Course!




We had 10 in the class and 4 who recieved certificates for being at every class! We will begin another 6 month course in January 2012!




Also in July we graduted our Cooking Class!



The pizza was great! The students enjoyed all the meals we made and I enjoyed the students so much, this was great fun!



Dad put together a temperary c…

New Wash house & tanks

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The small building that you see has been used for several puposes since we moved here 3 years ago guardhouse, office and now we have remodled it to take care of our ever expanding laundry. To make this work well Horace needed to put in a tank for presure. 1st him and Peter built the platform you see to the right. Then I asked how the were going to get the 5000 leter tank on it? This is the story of that day in pictures! As some say " a picture is worth many words"






























Here is our New tank in it's place! Thank you Jesus!




Dad Leister has never been afraid of heights or climbing! When we were 1st married ( over 36 years ago) I went to his work place,a large warehouse. I inquired of a man, where I could find him and he smiled this wicked smile at me and motioned for me to follow him inside. I step inside and he pointed up to the rafters of this huge empty cavern of a building and when my eyes adjusted to the lack of light, I saw my husband, walking with no concern, across a beam …

A Mother's Day Adventure 2011

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I had a magnificent Mother's Day! I thought I would share it with you! I woke up Mother's Day morning and was greeted by our two youngest American daughters, Troyanna and Dannon with bedside prestents! Thank you both! They also picked out a card and helped all our African son's & daughters sign, it was the most perfect card,here it is!




Then I received some great words of encouragement from our children who live in the US, this always makes my day, thank you everyone, I love you so much!




Here are some flowers that God contributed!




They are so beautiful! Thank you Father God!




After breakfast Dad Horace announced that he was taking us for a adventure ride! About 20 minuets drive from Eldoret there is a place where a man has donated property and brought back some Giraffes. You can not always see them but Dad decided this was a good day to ride out and see! Enoch gets to head the line!




We all love to go for a ride! Dannon, trying to keep everyone calm to wait their turn to get i…