As 2014 draws to a close I don't find myself evaluating how I did with this year's resolutions or planning the ones for next year. I am a naturally self-reflecting person, yet I'm not looking back on my year as a mother, a wife, a friend, a child of God. As my mind drifts these past few days I find I'm thinking about Kenya. I am mulling over what kind of year our friends there have had, what things have changed, what has been good and what has been hard. Below is a series of photos of some of the changes that we have seen in 2014. The pictures have all been sent over recently from Mark Kamondi (thank you, Mark!)

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There are now 45 chickens and 67 chicks at Veronica Home. The children are regularly eating eggs and sometimes eating meat.

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These bags of maize (white corn) are stacked on the porch of Veronica Home. This is the harvest from the fields that were rented for the first time this year. Mark figures that with what they will save on maize this year and with the profit they will make selling the extra, this stack of maize is worth $1400 for Veronica Home.

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Here is the happy Shikuku family in front of their new home!

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The school on the Shikuku`s new property is available to their own children as well as children from the surrounding community.

This sweet little guy is one of two new children at Veronica Home this year. He looks so much healthier than when he first arrived.

We look forward to journeying through 2015 with you. Happy New Year! Kathryn