Alton Webteam: December 2015
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We have just enjoyed a Christmas TP fundraiser evening here in Buxton, as we continue to build awareness and support in this region of the country. 11 year old Ellie managed to beat all the adult entries in the mince pie bake-off! We also had mulled wine, Christmas crafts and a Christmas quiz, it was good fun. If anyone likes this idea and would like to use it as a 'template' for next year with folk near you, do let us know and we can make it easy for you. If you would like a date for an event or service in 2016 do get in touch, as some are already in place now.
Pope Francis has just visited. He was very popular, but also spoke candidly about various national issues that need to be challenged. The new Tanzanian president is also setting a great example of servant leadership, which may get the attention of their Kenyan neighbours. The El Nino rains have been very severe in parts of the country for many weeks now. However, in Nairobi they have not put a stop to the new two-storey Fountains of Hope building going up, which we are all so excited about. It is a significant time for Turning Point going forward and we look forward expectantly to all that God will do. As they say in Kenya, anaweza — He is able!
God bless and Happy Christmas
Jo and Jon
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