Update from ~Rachel ~Ulmer
is very hot and humid in Lahore, sometimes she cannot use her glasses
because of the
perspiration in her eyes, They also have to be careful sweaty hands do not affect the computers.
she returned from the UK, she has been busy visiting schools and
planning lessons in
English, which is a compulsory subject, although
many of the teachers speak Urdu and not
much English. She is trying
to get the teachers to draw simple pictures and write and speak
in the UK at a CMS conference she saw a children's badminton set
could be set up easily and used anywhere, so she bought one for the
her schools. They are
currently having a problem with footballs as the valves melt in the heat and can't be pumped
The price of food has increased sharply and the government is putting a cap on essentials.
Bible programme is going well and two trainers are busy preparing
teaching the syllabus in schools. One of the schools has already opted out of the syllabus, so
please pray that the trainers will not be discouraged.
free time (which is not much after chores and school preparations )
is spent watching
mystery and detective DVDs reading similar novels from the BCL doing puzzles, Sudokus
, and playing with the padre's two
children ans helping them with English reading. She has
recently started knitting hats for the brick kiln children.
values all your prayers, please continue t pray. This will be her
last year in
Lahore as she aims to retire at the beginning of May next year when her visa expires .