30th August, 2020

Dear friends,

Monday morning Shadrach drove to the market to buy the weekly shopping – when he arrived back at George’s Place the boys were happy helping unload the car. There was an unexpected visit from Tresor who had a day off work – the boys are always pleased to see him, especially the older ones as Tresor was one of the first helpers when we started the ‘Meals for Kids’ feeding programme in Kisenyi. He has finished training as an electrician now but still keeps in contact and usually stays at my home, when I’m in Uganda, on a Saturday night as he sets up the sound system at our church early Sunday mornings.

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:15-16

Peace and Shadrach had a busy week and were away a couple of days taking Benon and Badru back to their families for visits. Benon last saw his father and siblings when we took him to his home last October, at that time his mother was out looking for work and we missed her. He has been in contact with her on the telephone over the last few months and he will stay with the family for a couple of weeks. Shadrach was able to give out some t-shirts, shoes and a few girls dresses in their village. Badru was also taken to stay with his grandmother who was delighted to see him. I have asked Peace to take some of the knitted ‘fish and chip’ jumpers for babies and toddlers to the villages when they next travel, most of these are stored at my home in Kampala and locked away but I will arrange for them to be available.

Simon Peter’s mother visited George’s Place this week. He has found a room near where she stays which we will help him to rent. He has also found work on a building site and is hoping to put his plumbing skills into practice.

All the boys are fine. Their teacher, Francis has been homeschooling them and I believe the lady teaching the ‘sponge making’ has also been around this week.

Martin is now working weekends mentoring the older boys and thankfully everyone is fit and well and the home is running smoothly.

There have been a few problems with the old car, which is only used for local trips around Kampala but I am hoping this will be sorted out this coming week – Shadrach informs me black smoke is billowing out of the exhaust!

With every blessing this bank holiday weekend.