February Mid-Month Newsletter

February Mid-Month 2017 Update

Back to Life
I live in a desert, the Kalahari Desert to be precise, which borders the Namib Desert on its Southern side. Its hot and very dry, especially in Winter, which here in the Southern Hemisphere is June, July, and August. Winter is my favorite season as it rarely gets below freezing. Homes here don’t have central heating but we have a beautiful Kiva style corner fireplace in our bedroom that keeps us warm. It is also hunting season and hunting in Africa is a dream many desire but never attain but for me is a yearly pleasure. Spring is short, with a return of warm days turning hot quickly. 

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February 2017 Update

February 2017 Update

Hope Rises
When Jesus’ faithful servant who received five talents brought back five more, the Lord was well pleased with him. He said, “ Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord." Nabot, a young teenager, who graduated from Community Hope three years ago is like that "faithful servant." Last week Nabot dropped by school to pay me a visit. He came to tell me of his progress and plans for the future. When I asked him my usual question, what do you aim to study in college,  the answer was already on his lips. “ Mrs. Hunter, I want to be a doctor.” Nabot just entered eleventh grade. He has been the top student in his class for three years, and earned forty-one out of a possible 42 points on the national tenth grade final exam.

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End of 2016 Newsletter

End of 2016 Newsletter

Happy New Year!
It’s a hot dry summer in Katutura, Namibia. The twenty-sixth of December is known as “Boxing Day”. In the early days of Southern Africa, this was the only holiday the servants had off from work. Things have changed, but their is still a great deal of injustice & inequality.

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