Merry Christmas from the Kimpur’s,
Receive warm Christmas season’s greetings from Kenya. It is our hope that you are all doing good. For us on this end, we are doing terrific. Christmas just being around the corner, we thought it would be awesome to share with you how the year has been with the Kimpur family.
Yes, around this time of the year, everyone is home, and so ours is indeed a full-house. Roselyn Chelimo attends High School in Kampala, Uganda. Milcah Cherotich and Leah Chenangat are also in a boarding school a few miles from our home because we do not have school buses to bring them back and forth each day.
And when we write our annual family update, we normally call for a kind of Family Special General Assembly – where we agree on the talking points to be highlighted on the update. When we had such session yesterday, there were lots many things to be grateful and thank God for. Though we shall endeavor for brevity, we are so glad to inform you about the following:
Our eldest daughter, Roselyn Chelimo, sat for her end of grade 12 exams last November. We hope she will perform well when the results are out in February and we hope she qualifies for a two year Post-High School College Prep program. She is also having so much fun connecting with her American friends on Facebook having met so many people who have visited here. Likewise, Milcah Cherotich, sat for her grade 8 National exams too last November. She is excited about learning and is really making great friends at her school.
Our little boy, China, has been very strong this year and his health has been very good. He has been battling acute Malaria on and off for the last few years. Thank you very much for your prayers. Pembe our foster child has also never caught Malaria! He seems to have some sort of state-of-the-art defensesystem. He is also super smart and is really catching up to his classmates at a breakneck speed. As many of you know Pembe only has one foot, and this year he has adopted a chicken who also has one foot. They make quite a pair! The rest of the children are doing very well. I am talking of Njoki (12), Chepar (8), Peter (9), and Grace Kakuko (12). They are all busy studying during the day and their progress at school is great. And when they are not in class they are chasing around the four Daylight cows, playing with the school dogs, waiting in line for a turn on the new swings, or running back and forth on the soccer field until sunset.
Our family house which we have been working on since June 2010 is almost complete. There are still things like the doors and the like that need to be fitted before we can move in. It is, however, getting so close to completion.
This year, We have had a number of friends from Minnesota visit us, and we are so much blessed to play host to them. I know some of you will be visiting next year, so feel very much welcome – or like we say here in Kenya, Karibu sana!
Finally, as we celebrate Christmas, please join us in a shout of THANKSGIVING and PRAISE to Him. Amen.
Michael and Angelina Kimpur
Daylight, Pokot, Kenya
A generous partner has agreed to match up to $5,000 to help purchase 2 final acres of land for Daylight. For the month of December, every dollar you give will be doubled until we reach this goal of purchasing 2 final acres of land. So far, Daylight supporters have helped match $3,520 of the $5,000.
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