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Yesterday, 10 February, it was the turn of Karibuni Children to be the focus of our Circuit Prayers. Joy Murphy and a group of 10 volunteers joined those Kenyans attending the morning service at Limuru Methodist church.

Limuru is a town about 20 miles north of central Nairobi, in the hills on the edge of the Rift Valley. It is a tea-growing area and some local people are employed as casual labour to pick tea leaves. However, there is a lot of poverty in the area, and Karibuni supports a project based in Limuru Methodist Academy, which is a Nursery and Primary school situated on the outskirts of Misri, an aptly-named slum area. Karibuni currently sponsors 45 children in the school and also pays for all the children to receive a nutritious lunch, prepared in a kitchen, which we helped to construct in 2007.

The school is housed in very basic classrooms constructed from corrugated tin. The walls offer limited protection from the wind, and the high altitude (8,000 feet above sea level) means that it can be very cold in the mornings. I can vouch for that personally, having made the mistake of visiting Limuru Methodist church in my shirt sleeves one Sunday morning. I shivered throughout the service! Many of the children arrive at school dressed in jerseys and balaclavas.

Joy and the other volunteers will have been based at Limuru for several days, assisting a local fundi (builder) and Kenyan volunteers to construct 4 new classrooms. Again, these will be basic, but will replace a structure which featured lots of holes in its walls and roof caused by advanced rust. Please pray for the Karibuni volunteers, for the school, its children and its staff, particularly Jane, its Head Teacher and Miriam, its Social worker.

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