Merry Christmas from Zimbabwe! Cleopatra has found the 2 additional sponsors needed to go to boarding! The 7th grade results came out on Friday (the exams which determine what junior high and high school a child will be able to attend based on their grades) and Cleopatra, as expected, received very high marks. She was immediately accepted to Hartzell Secondary School which offers an excellent academic program.
Cleo was so excited to learn she was going to boarding school, and we even visited her grandmother (actually her great-grandmother!) to deliver the good news. We will be purchasing all her items for boarding this month and she will begin in January. Please pray that she does well in school.
We were also blessed with a special donation that helped us to buy Christmas dinner for all the HOPE families!
Below is a special Christmas message from all your friends in Zimbabwe. If you need a game to occupy your time during the holidays, you can locate the page number each of the following people are mentioned in the book “Dare to Love Completely”:)
Nyarai (who lives with me at Fairfield), Peter Mufute (Fairfield Administrator), Jane and Larry Kies (Missionaries at Africa University), Juliet Chimuka (mother at Fairfield), Rutendo (child at Fairfield), Cecilia Thobani Mabvumbe (Assistant Administrator), Linda Manhiri Nyatwa (Fairfield Secretary), Angela Mari Jeni (mother at Fairfield), Jayne (child at Fairfield), Tendai Munashe (child at Fairfield), Benji Mariga (HOPE child), me, Sylvia (child at Fairfield)