MRS SHIRLEY JOHNSON
MISSIONARY TO KENYA 1995
HILLVIEW LEARNING CENTRE
February 1, 2013
Is your life moving as fast as mine? I am living out of one month and am surprised to look at the calender and find that not only one month has gone by but two. And, since this is Valentine Month or as the children say, "giving hearts day" this letter will contain all the blessings and loving thoughts from their precious hearts to yours!
School has resumed at Hillview and most of the children have returned: we total 43 regulars, a few newbies and know that a few more will straggle-in when their parents return from their long vacations.
We have trained three new teachers having lost two last year and another is no longer with us. This will be added assignments for both pupils and teachers since a request from our headmistress was granted to return to the same curriculum as the Kenya Public school. A difficult decision since our Alpha Omega worked so magnificently last year; however we deemed this necessary not just to accomodate the new teachers but also to make sure our kids will be uptodate for the methods used in public school if and when circumstances move their families to another area too far for the children to continue with us which happens all to often with the parents work availability.
A little personal message from me as my plans were changed at the last minute and I could not return to Kenya as planned. My older son required a drastic third major surgery(three in 1012) which left him quite debilitated and in need of special medication and care. He still hasnot been able to return to work. Your prayers for his complete recovery will be appreciated.
I am blessed with SKYPE being available daily as well as emails for communicating with our Hillview headquarters which allows me to continue my work unhampered.
God is good!
Thank you, thank you for your prayers, for your friendsip and your faithfulness. Without you, our work COULDNOT continue.
Anakubariki sana (May God richly bless you),
God bless you today and everyday !
Mrsj, Teachers and Kids.
PS Happy New Year as well as HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!