THIS THING SAYS THAT DM AND HIS PEOPLE WERE PAID $700 FROM THE JK PEOPLE FOR EXPENSES IN THE UK. WHAT A HYPOCRITE. DAVID SURE DOES LOVE MONEY.
JESUS CHRISTIANS DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW
Early in the month, Dave and Cherry and Roland and Susan participated
in the taping of an episode of "The Jeremy Kyle Show" in Manchester.
Actually, there are two hour-long episodes, spread over two days:
Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11, from 9:25am on ITV 1 in the U.
K. Details of the filming and what to expect when you watch the show
can be found here:
If you wish to watch the show online, you can do so here (but be
warned, it does not work with Mac computers!):
Problems persist with the Australian Quakers, who have now banned
three Jesus Christians who are regular attenders, from going to the
Yearly Meeting in Melbourne, in January. They were told that the ban
had nothing to do with the Jesus Christians themselves (Ross, Ash,
and Barry) but rather with disruptive behaviour which may be
displayed by undisciplined Quakers at the Yearly Meeting if they know
that three Jesus Christians have been allowed to attend!
For information on David Lowe, the Quaker private investigator who
posts as "Private Eyes" on the Rick Ross forum, and who was
responsible for the Jeremy Kyle show's interest in us in the first
place, go to this thread from our forum:
We have given a detailed account on the Quaker forum of what we have
been able to glean so far from the meeting on Saturday (Dec. 1) that
banned Ross, Ash, and Barry. However, it appears on a section of
that forum which is not available to the general public. Because the
Quakers have been so stubborn about not dealing with the serious
problems that are happening in New South Wales, we have decided to
become more outspoken OUTSIDE Quaker circles (which are becoming so
narrow now as to be excluding us anyway.
Here is the link to what we have written on the Quaker forum:
TREATS FROM THE U.K.
Dave and Cherry arrived in Kenya with a couple of suitcases full of
chocolates, cheese, and tins of spam for our team there. The spam
and cheese were purchased with a $700 "meal allowance" that was given
to Rols, Sue, Dave, and Cherry, by the producers of the Jeremy Kyle
Show over the two days that we were in Manchester for the filming.
The chocolates were found in supermarket bins around London during
the time when Dave and Cherry were visiting in London. We've had a
couple of great "pizza feasts" so far with the spam and cheese, and
several people have been spotted with chocolate showing on their lips!
SURVIVAL AND RECYCLING EXPERIMENTS
Rob, Joe and Fran did a 'faith inreach' for three days in the forest.
They slept in a bat cave on bedding made from long dried grass which
they found at a nearby hill. They had plenty of time to experiment
with learning to listen to God and learning to trust his leadings.
The bats would fly over them each night and served as natural
mosquito repellents! The peaceful stillness of the forest encouraged
reflection about God's creation. They ate berries which they found
on nearby trees and drank water from a nearby waterhole.
Following on from this, members have taken a greater interest in
visits to the nearby rain forest, where we have experimented more
with survival skills, including making fire by rubbing sticks
together, and discovering new sources of food.
Back at the volunteer center, we have started grinding up the entire
trunk of old banana trees for food, based on information we received
from Boop, who says that Indians always eat the trees as well as the
bananas themselves. Also, we've been eating the leaves of sweet
potato plants, which are quite tasty. (After we have stripped the
leaves and dug up the roots, our rabbits enjoy what is left of the
vines, so that nothing is wasted.) We have even had some traps set
for the moles that are invading the sweet potatoes, and if we catch
any, we have been told that older Kenyans still eat moles, since they
are really quite clean vegetarians themselves.
We have just started sweeping up truck loads of chewed up sugar cane
fibre, which litters tracks and roads everywhere in the interior. We
take these back to our garden and mix them in with the hard red clay
to act both as compost and mulch. We have accumulated a lot of cow
dung as well, as we have scoured the streets with a beautification
project which we hope will reap divdends on our plot of land as well.
Within the village markets in particular, we are now concentrating on
cleaning up the thousands of old plastic bags that litter the area.
'BIBLE PROPHECY DAY'
The schools have finished for the year, and so we have had several in-
reach activities. One of these was a "Bible prophecy day", during
which we each shared our own personal feelings about Bible prophecy,
and what relevance it has for us today.
A FLOOD OF VOLUNTEERS
A mix of about 20 international and Kenyan volunteers worked for
three weeks in the local area, helping with repairs to a road that
had become overgrown and impassable. They were accommodated only
metres away from our community centre, and so we shared several
fellowship nights over the few weeks that they were here. Towards
the end of their stay, several of the volunteers expressed an
interest in staying on a bit longer to work with us. Several others
plan to return over the next few months, after they have spent a
little more time touring Kenya.
With school out, we were able to continue the computer classes that
we experimented with earlier in the year. We have basic classes for
those who have not previously attended, and advanced classes for
those who have.
Joe continues to teach basketball at two local schools with the help
of other volunteers. On Saturday we had our first free-throw
shooting competition as a way of generating interest for the game in
the local community. The day was a great success, with a tiny 8-year-
old boy managing to take out the third place against 37 other
competitors, shooting an astounding 20 baskets out of 40 attempts.
We have also started to work on levelling out one of the dirt
basketball courts which had become overgrown with grass. We hope to
have competitive games between some schools in January.
Extreme speed humps are strewn along the paved road between here and
Kisumu, and they can cause serious damage to vehicles when hit at
speed. The humps are not easily seen, especially at night, and are
hated by local drivers. So we got a big bucket of pain and painted
stripes on some of them to make them visible from hundreds of metres
down the road.
Many of the truck and matatu (passenger van) drivers complimented us
when they passed by as we were painting. We also received support
from the provincial minister for roads and transport.
RABBITS and CHICKENS
One of our female rabbits has given birth to a litter of 7 baby
rabbits... our first litter. The other female is due to give birth
any day now, so we should soon have hutches full of thriving bunnies.
In addition to the rabbits, we now have a couple of chickens sharing
the enclosure. We hope the chickens will also reproduce eventually.
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