Greetings from Sunny cold Bristol.
As we write this, we are having a breather in our friend’s warm kitchen in Bristol enjoying the sun streaming through the glass door. We have just completed a marathon few days culminating in 14 hours in Southmead Hospital Bristol, where Chris had the second phase of surgery for a Melanoma on his foot diagnosed in August. We arrived back from India on Saturday (8th Dec) and have been down to Newnham and Bristol, back up to London, a night in Worthing then across to Bristol for the operation, then we transfer to Hampshire to Chris’ step mum (Maureen), where we will be until after Christmas.
We give God thanks for another busy challenging year through which we have seen His faithfulness and keeping. Truly ‘Great is His faithfulness’.
The beginning of the year saw us in Kenya seeking to hand on the project to MOHI (Missions of Hope International). We were able to sign an agreement with them just before our return to India in January. In the end we felt it right to only handover the main project compound to them with responsibility for all the children and families in our care. We retained the children in our children’s house and the other properties. Our aim is to work in partnership with them to continue to see lives transformed in Molo.
Our present drive is to raise funds to build a permanent house for the children who we will maintain under a foster care arrangement and run a short-term rescue centre for children in crisis. We have also continued to administer the sponsored children fund.
Sonia was back in Kenya in March to tie up loose ends and then we were both there in June for the official handover ceremony. We have continued to be encouraged by the good results being gained by our children in school and really excited that three more youngsters graduated from Higher education this year, one with a diploma in Architecture, one with a BSC Honors in Counselling Psychology and another with BSc Honors in Chemical Engineering.
Then at the beginning of June, we had a very pleasant, but short trip across to Belfast to visit some MSCP supporters.
We would value your prayers as we continue to seek God for the next phase of MSCP. Also, as we wait for the results of Chris’s lymph node biopsy in 2 to 3 week’s time. We know that God is in control and He has our times and seasons in His very able hands. All praise and Glory to Him!!
Wishing you All a blessed Christmas and great 2019.
Chris and Sonia Donnan