Family and Friends
It has been just over a week since Paras and I got back from Kilimanjaro
. A week when exhaustion has firmly set in and I just can't seem
to get enough sleep . Sadly there were three bereavements added
to my two busted toes.
Falgu arrives back from Kenya this evening and we fly to Philadelphia
on Saturday to see her start her MBA Course at Wharton Business
School... followed by a wedding and reunion of old school friends
in Oregon and finally some respite in Iceland before we get back
We take this opportunity to sincerely thank you all for your support
with prayers that got us to the top of Africa and back down safely
and for your generous giving which has raised a sum beyond our wildest
imagination.... Late yesterday afternoon Total donations with gift
aid went over £20,000 for the three great
causes we are raising for
El Shaddai Charitable Trust - Child rescue in Goa
Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys
Middlesex Mark Benevolent Fund
Your generous and selfless giving for El Shaddai has enabled Veena
House to be furnished in rapid time and the first batch of 14 boys
arrived to their new home yesterday !! The photos Anita sent speak
volumes and like us you will feel the gratitude from these 14 lads
who have a whole new life to look forward to. It makes the joy of
reaching Uhuru at 5895m even more Satisfying.
Uhuru means Freedom and since seeing the photos yesterday .....
I just can't stop associating Uhuru with Freedom for these Boys
Please look at the page again for more photos and updates and of
course any further giving will bring in more Boys off the Street
to a NEW Home and life.
We are so lucky and blessed to know you wonderful people.
God bless you all and thank you so much from the Boys and Us
With our love and best wishes to you and your families
From an Exhausted but incredibly uplifted
Paras, Falgu and Sanjiv