"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. "

~African Proverb

A big shout out to Christian…

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in FAMILY | 0 comments

Christian is Magazi’s cousin.
He stepped up big time to help our family last week.
He is a big guy with a big heart.
He went places where we couldn’t.
He handled difficult situations with calm and composure.
Christian was rock solid for us.
He is a big guy with a big heart.
Our family owes big big thanks to Christian.

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Bless you Uncle!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in FAMILY | 0 comments

Magazine received very sad news this morning.
His favourite uncle had passed away.
It is always tough news to hear. It is never easy to learn you have lost a loved one.

Magazi is still recovering from illness. He’s naturally upset he cannot go to the village for his uncle’s funeral.
We know that Uncle will not be upset but rather glad that Magazi is looking after his own situation so that he can resume his healthy active life.

I think that Uncle and Magazi have a lot in common.
Two great men with bright spirits and compassionate hearts.
Find peace and comfort, Uncle.
How can you not be missed, Uncle?
It is testimony to how much love you earned here on Earth with us.
We are blessed to have you in the family, Uncle.

Recently I heard it said that we die twice. Once when the body dies and again when our name is not spoken again. Uncle’s name will always be spoken in stories and memories. He will forever live on in his family members, friends and colleague.

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Raise a roof

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in FAMILY | 0 comments

We’re busy busy busy raising money so we can raise the roof on The Candles’s new little house.

So far there are 4 walls, 1 door and 1 window.

Mr Abby our great family friend and Local Councilman has been directing the rebuild.

Our goal is to be finished before the beginning of December at the latest.
And the sooner the better!

All donations are welcome big or small!

Cant wait to be able to post a photo of the new house with a fine roof of iron sheets.
Maybe it will look a bit like the photo above!

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1000s of Candles

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in FAMILY | 0 comments

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Edi is on his way!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in FAMILY | 0 comments

Our Edi is just finishing his Term 2 exams.
He’ll head home for a couple of days and then he’s off.

th-1Edi’s off to do his internship in mechanics in Kasese in western Uganda at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains near Queen Elizabeth National Park where the mountain gorillas live. A beautiful part of Uganda.

This is a very exciting step for our family.
Edi is the first to study at a vocational school.
He is skilling up so that he can find good work and bring income not the family.
UnknownAfter some experience, Edi will likely set up his own business with several of his cousins working with him.
It is a very exciting prospect for Edi and for his family.
Edi is an important part of the way forward to a sustainable future for himself and his family.
Wahoo! Way to go, Edi!

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Another yard sale upcoming…

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in FAMILY | 0 comments

Save the date!

We are having another Yard Sale in my driveway
on Saturday, August 26 from 8:30 to 12:30.

It is another fundraiser for The Candles.
Our focus is repairs to the old fallen down house and Term 3 school fees.
Our goal is $800.

Contributions of good, re-saleable goods are already coming in.Unknown
My patio is starting to fill with boxes of sale items.
My nephew is coming from the mainland to help.
My sister has made 13 jars of blackberry jam to sell.
My friend Colleen has switched work days so she can be there.

Along with all the usual tools plus household, kitchen, garden, electronic stuff there will be some delicious home made almond cookies plus succulent and perennial plants!

We have a reputation among the Nanaimo yard sale crowd.
They come back sale after sale.
They know we have great quality, great quantity and great prices!
I have a strong feeling that it is going to be another great success!
We have an awesome team.

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