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VISIT TO STILL WATERS NOVEMBER 2016

Working on the land

2016 has been an eventful year for us.

Some of you will know that Hilary had an accident in Sri Lanka whilst at the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela with friends last April and fractured her ankle in two places.  (Fred was at Still Waters at the time.)  Fortunately it was the day before our friends were due to return to the UK so it didn’t affect their enjoyment of their trip too much.  Our insurers sent a nurse out to Sri Lanka to assist Hilary on the journey back to the UK for urgent surgery.  An ambulance met us at Heathrow and took her direct to Barnet Hospital for surgery to insert a plate one side and a pin the other to fix her fractured ankle.  She rejoined her walking group some weeks ago and is progressing well, if a little slowly.

Fred went out in October, and caught conjunctivitis the day before he was due to return.  When he went to check in at the airport he was offloaded and required to produce a medical certificate that he was not contagious and fit to fly.  The result was a 14-day delay in his return.


Dancing practice

Some of our growing teenage family

Lunch

Our children are well and making good progress at school and the Vocational Training Institute.  More than half of our girls are in their mid to late teens and preparing for O-level and A-level exams in December 2016 and March 2017.  We expect all our children to do well at school studies and develop their dance and singing skills.

Main children’s home

Lagoon bordering the home

Guest house

We give thanks to God for your generous support of Still Waters during a very difficult year financially.  The devaluation of the pound has hit us hard and we are just about making ends meet.  We value very much partners who support us with regular gifts but we are still in urgent need of additional financial support to meet our expenses – a special Christmas gift would be much appreciated.  (You can send a cheque or transfer funds direct to our account at NatWest Bank (Sort Code: 60 23 36 - Account Name: Still Waters Trust Society - Account No: 82564078).