Mawar & Mangi go on a trip to Java
Before coming to the children's home, Mangi and Mawar had never been outside their village. So the trip on the ferry across to Java was a huge adventure. At first they were frightened when they saw the buses being 'swallowed' by the big boat, and Mangi still hasn't come to grips with how a spoon sinks but a huge boat can float.
In late March we hope to take all of the children for an educational trip to Yogyakarta.
Kadek is gradually going through the arduous task of meeting with family, village elders and the Banjar to get permission for Darsini to leave her 'hovel' and come and live with her children in Klungkung. Please keep praying... we need it.
English woman sentenced to death
Virgy and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary on the 21st. Thanks to a very generous offering we were able to treat ourselves to 3 days on Gili Meno which is a very small, quiet island off Lombok... just what the doctor ordered.
Trip to Negara to build the goat shelter
|Darmawan at work while Kadek supervises|
After buying some wood, metal roof sheets, nails and screws we set to work. We certainly won't win any awards for architecture or build quality, but it will keep the goats dry.
|Spot the 'billy'?|
As it turns out 'Billy' has been a bit of a dud... no little billy's on the way as yet. But Kadek tells me if he doesn't lift his game and produce in the first 12 months we can swap him for another one!