May 1st started the newest adventure of our life...
... owning a shop which makes homemade bagels, donuts, pizza, salsa, tortillas, tortilla chips, bagel chips, peanut butter, cinnamon buns, bread, cookies, cakes ... and I'm sure I'm missing something. It's also a training centre for 17 women to give them the tools and skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty. i.e. pay the rent every month, feed their kids every day, pay the school fees for their children each semester, not to mention clothes and other things to make basic life happen.
I had written in an earlier blog that I had 8 days to learn this new business before we took ownership on May 1st. Well, on May 1st, I was being discharged from the hospital from my second round with malaria.
Up until today, it's been a ride - a great one need, but life has had to be managed like never before. Instead of taking the week of rest at home... I was the first week into a business / ministry. Crazy! I have managed - mostly by going to bed about 8 pm! Getting stronger by the day though.
I finally found our camera charged yesterday! So want to share some pictures with you.
|We rent a house with a yard. It is a nice setting for our clients|
to come and sit, work, meet up with friends and enjoy some food.
|Front yard left|
|Front yard right|
|The counter ... Noella is there most every day to greet our customers |
Look forward to sharing her story with you sometime
|Joel and Liz from our team and new intern, Katrina making use|
of one of the seating areas.
(Thanks to Liz for helping with a new look!)
|Some of the ladies in the kitchen|
|More of the ladies boiling the bagels. |
We make plain, cheese and onion, herb, everything, sesame,
and cinnamon raisin to sell
|The charcoal stoves where we cook about everything ...|