Sincerest Sympathy To Jim Ginther’s Family
To pass away at the young age of 40 is sad. Jim left behind a loving family and many friends who will miss his smile.
Are We Moving Too Fast?
So many old-timers are not well — could it be that the change in tempo on the island is wearing us down? Keep Kevin Smith, Dr. Barot, Bill Morris and Jean Mason in your prayers.
Kakuta is Back — Jambo
Our wonderful Maasai friend has returned for his fourth visit. He will present slide shows for the school children and a special one for the general public at the Art School.
What a joy it was for me to see a roomful of Sprauve School children hanging on his every word as he told of the changes in his African village. Many improvements had been brought about by donations from St. John. The children, obviously, have learned how important it is to help others who are in need.
Everyone wore a t-shirt with Kakuta and his favorite cow on it — “Jambo Kakuta” and “Welcome back my friend” printed on it.
The other schools gave money toward more improvements in his village.
Many thanks to Ann Sewer for designing the t-shirts — thanks also for the many donations! Keeping our connection to Kakuta and his Maasai village alive is very important. We never would have known about his crusade to help his people if Joe and Cristina Kessler hadn’t introduced him to our community. It is important for the young people to meet and share their lives with natives of other countries, especially Africa.