23rd August, 2020

Dear friends,

I have just had a meeting via the Internet with the staff at Homes of Promise – it was good to be able to speak to everyone and to see how we can be moving forward in these difficult times. More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Kampala, so your prayers please for the people of Uganda.

I received an email this morning, from Paul, who used to work with us as deputy warden, during which time he attended college to acquire a Social Work degree. He came from DRC, and got locked out of Uganda about 18 months ago when he had travelled to Rwanda to visit relatives. He is now in the USA as all his family have been granted asylum. We wish them every blessing as they settle into their new life, Paul is such a kind, humble, gentle and thoughtful young man with amazing faith.

‘Jesus, looking at them, said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God”‘. Mark 10 v27

Harry has gone on holiday with his parents taking his books with him – he has now read 20 books! He is doing incredibly well and many thanks to all those who are sponsoring him.

The boys at George’s Place are all fine. Some of the older boys who are working or in apprenticeships have been looking for rooms to rent which has kept them busy.

Teacher Francis gave the younger boys tests early in the week, I am not sure of the results but from the photographs, it looks like they found these difficult. On Friday they had a lady visit who is teaching them how to make sponges to sell, she will come for the next few weeks to make sure they have mastered the art – some of them obviously enjoyed this more than the homeschooling tests!

The work continues well without me and the Trustees give thanks for the staff and all their hard work in making sure that things run smoothly.

With love and prayers.