10th February, 2019

Dear friends,

George’s Place has been really quiet this week with the boys back at school – that is until they arrive home around 4.30pm when everything bursts into action – greetings, clothes changed, washing, homework, noise, excitement, TV on, all before afternoon tea.

Last Sunday I took Denis and Faiza back to Trinity Academy near Entebbe and then travelled on with Simon Peter to the Vocational Training Institute in Bombo. I’m not sure how happy they were to be returning and Simon Peter got back in the car when I was leaving and asked ‘you’re not going yet, are you?’ I had been there an hour. We prayed, said our goodbyes and I started the journey back to Kampala which I thought would probably take a couple of hours but took 4 hours due to a traffic hold up (which could have been an accident!) I was really tired by the time I got home.

Jesus said ……… ‘whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’ Matthew 25 v40

Monday morning Peace and I went shopping in the market, we took William with us to stay with the car and pack the vegetables and fruit we buy – our usual young man carried things for us and delivered them to William. It was very hot but we managed to buy everything.

This week we have been to Maranatha and Kennedy Schools to deliver the reams of paper, brooms and toilet paper which are too much for the boys to carry – paid the school fees and ordered a few new shirts (uniforms).

I went to Munyonyo one afternoon as Flo. the young French man who visited us recently had sent a bag of Tshirts and books with Emirates Crew who had left them there. He specifically put in an Arsenal top for Timothy whom he had played table tennis with. Tim was of course delighted.

Friday afternoon we had visitors just as the boys arrived home from school, Diana came with her sister and brother-in-law who were just leaving Uganda and Auntie Sue came as well. They were shown around the home, the boys introduced themselves and we then prayed with them.

Emma is continuing his welding apprenticeship and doing well, he leaves early every morning and returns happily in the evening. Augustine has managed to get some building work beginning next week. Everything is running smoothly.

Saturday afternoon was of course our normal visit to KK Beach. Saviour and Joshua (brothers) had a wonderful time on the trampolines, trying to do somersaults and fell about laughing at each other, they really enjoy being together. Towards the end of our time there Saviour said he wanted to tell me a story in English about how much he enjoyed being at KK, he did really well. Sometimes the boys just react in a way which makes all the difficulties, problems, concerns and heartache worthwhile.

Thank you once again for all your support and love – we couldn’t do this work without your prayers and commitment to our project.