21st May, 2018

Dear friends,

Sue and I arrived safely in Uganda about 11pm last Sunday evening. Bob was there to meet us with bunches of flowers and to take us home – after a good night’s sleep we travelled into Kampala to the bank and then carried on to George’s Place where we received a warm welcome from the staff and 11 boys, the rest had returned to relatives for the school holidays. In the afternoon Sue and I took a walk to Munyonyo with Sam and the boys to relax by Lake Victoria in the warm pleasant sun. It was good to be back.

The week has gone quickly – some of the boys have come back from visiting their families.

‘You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.’ Exodus 23 v25

Later in the week, we travelled with Peace to see a vocational college for Paul and Simon Peter to attend a two-year plumbing and welding course at Don Bosco Catholic College. We then visited Anton at Agromax, both are amazing organisations grounding young people in Uganda with good life skills to prepare them for the future. Peace then returned to Kampala and Sue, Bob, I and the boys travelled on to Jinja visiting Kalagala Falls and staying the night in the town – letting Sue experience some of the sights of rural Uganda. The next morning we enjoyed a boat trip to the Source of the Nile and saw plenty of monitor lizards, an otter in Lake Victoria and lots of beautiful Malachite kingfishers before a drive through Jinja town and returning to Kampala.

The boys are all fine, Bob has been busy buying school requirements for the boys – three of them (Patrick, Emma and Derrick) are returning to vocational college (boarding) next week, Denis is also going back to boarding school on Monday morning. They have enjoyed the holidays, playing football most afternoons and have been busy making paper bags for us to sell to our local clinic for tablets to be dispensed, we also visited KK Beach on Saturday after a rainy morning. The younger boys are off school for another week.

A church in Warsaw (that Karo attends when home) are having a fundraising event for Homes of Promise at a cafe – it’s amazing how God works! Thank you Karo and everyone involved.

Sue and I sat on Sunday evening and watched the Royal Wedding it was a wonderful service.

With love and prayers.