Lettera da Kairune
Dear Father John,
It has been very hot here, but there are signs that soon there will be rains.
The children are all well, except Shadrack Mwika, the youngest of the children. He has been in the hospital in and out. I told you that he has a stomach ulcer. To help him, I am now involving a specialist doctor in Meru town. We have spent over 20,000 shillings on him. He is now getting better. The children have got used to waking up at 5.00 a.m., taking breakfast at 6.00 a.m. and walking up to Kilalai Primary School at 6.30 a.m., because they must be at the school by 7.00 a.m.
They have showed a lot of improvement in the school. They are also the cleanest children in the school. Last Sunday, the St. Monica small Christian community of Maua parish, came to visit the children. They brought them clothes worth 20,000 shillings. They promised to meet us over Easter. The catechist of Nthare, Isaiah Meeme is teaching catechism to the children. He comes every Saturday. Many of them are not catholics. You will baptize them when you come.
The other day, the Bishop informed all the priests about the Don Cugnod Primary School at Kairune. That is what Fr. Kaberia told me. I am happy that Fr. Nicholas is doing a good job there. He comes from the place and he knows the people. He is the right person for Kairune.