with both funds and encouragement, as we do what we can within the budget, and plan positively for the future of those we help and the charity itself. In December, Muriel married Amanda and Alan from Glasgow and accepted a donation from the happy couple when they heard from her of the work of Abba’s Rest. The church mis-named in our November newsletter (sorry!) is the Balmaclellan, Kells and Dalry Church – their Abbas Rest appeal raised over £700 – many thanks – many people of the Glenkens are stalwart supporters of Abba’s Rest. And several individual supporters have made donations over recent months. As costs rise in Malawi as elsewhere, these donations help us maintain our activities in Chiringa.