Jan Buchanan writes,
“We are really blessed by this money from HADA, which will make such a difference.
I was just about ready to go into the municipality today when we had another episode of load-shedding (Planned power outage). The offices shut down for 2 1/2 hours at a time so I have to try again tomorrow. We are very close to the final permission, so the building permit application should go in by the end of February.
We are having 2-3 blocks of load-shedding per day, each 2 1/2 hours long. It’s really damaged our South African economy. The unemployment rate is at record levels, with over 10 million out of work. So sad!
Tomorrow we are training several more mentors to expand the Mailbox Clubs. It’s such a blessing that two ex-gang members will be coming to train. Marco is moving in to replace Tony when he and Laurie-Ann go back to Canada. Her tumour has reduced by 60%, and she still has 2 more chemo treatments. They are doing remarkably well, and their faith is strong. They are such a blessing and a challenge.
Bless you all for your wonderful help and prayers.”