War on Rodents and Love for Kids

Shortly after our arrival in Kenya, David began investigating a strange outage in the computer network which among other things brought the internet offline.  After a short investigation, he found that eight of our fiber optic cables had been severed.  It sure looked like sabotage, but since those cables were all behind a locked door, it seemed rather unlikely.  While muttering curses (Christian curses of course) at the unknown perpetrator, he carefully re-terminated the fiber to get the internet going again.  Much head scratching went on that day until David walked into the same room that evening, only to see a nice sized rat scurry away from the fiber.  War was declared.  Traps were set, but the rat kept eating the bait without triggering the traps, so a new more sinister strategy was implemented.  A glue trap.  Within an hour, the game was up, and we had vanquished this furry foe.

Severed fiber optic cable

My colleague, Jon, and I gloating over our victory

School began just at the end of August and I was reminded once again about what an incredible place this is.  On the first day of school, some of the students took some chalk and wrote inspirational things all over the sidewalks, reminding everyone, especially the new kids, that God is always with them.  New students go through a hard time of transition and whatever can be done to help them is great.  It is especially great to see that help coming from fellow students.

A sidewalk just outside David’s office

After much prayer and deliberation, we have decided to join the sponsoring team for the class of 2019 (Karissa’s class).  The biggest thing that we will do with this class this year is Jr/Sr banquet.  A week ago we met as a class to pick a theme.  Options were presented by students and then a vote was held.  Sorry I can’t tell you the result…it’s a secret.  Sponsoring is a huge amount of work, but in the end, it’s the fact that we love the kids and want to get to know them better that compelled us to join this class. By the way, we will tell you the banquet theme in February.

Banquet Theme Presentations

Please pray:

  1. Pray for us as we begin the process of getting to know the class of 2019 well.  Pray that we will be able to have an impact.
  2. As Meredith teaches science, and as David works with the computer network, pray that we will do all to the glory of God.
  3. Praise God that Karissa has adjusted well to our return here.

Your missionaries,

Fighting rodents and loving kids so that Christ centered churches can be planted among all African peoples,

David and Meredith Tilly

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