6th December, 2020

Dear friends,

Whilst I was at the shipping agent last Monday I had a call from George’s Place from Tim and Simon Peter. It was Tim’s day off work and Simon Peter was looking for plumbing work. Ayoub, the young Ugandan man at the shop in Tottenham, had a long conversation with the boys in Luganda, I’m not exactly sure what was said but they obviously got on well. I sent about a dozen footballs from Harry, pens, toothbrushes/toothpaste etc. and a box of knitted baby clothes. They probably won’t arrive now until the New Year.

Ken thought the Management Meeting went well on Wednesday, though Revd. James was unwell and couldn’t make the meeting. Peace, has informed me that a team of five members from the Ministry of Gender will be visiting George’s Place this coming Wednesday to train the staff in the ‘Alternative Care Management Information System in Children’s Homes’. We have been chosen as one of the 25 homes to be enrolled and trained in the system.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.’ 1 Tim.6-8

The younger boys are all fine. Teacher Francis was tutoring them whilst the Management Meeting took place. They have enjoyed playing football today, Saturday, in the compound as they are still unable to play outside. Later this afternoon they were having their weekend treat of sodas and popcorn watching a DVD. They really like Laurel and Hardy.

Godfrey has been set up with a stove, utensils and equipment to start a small chapati making business, if he does well we will provide some more equipment – but he has difficulty being focused on work! Hopefully, he will make a success of this. Some of the older boys who are working have offered to help him buy the ingredients, it’s good to know that they are caring for each other. Tim and Augustine both said they would give him 20,000UGX (about £4 each).

I had an email yesterday from Paul, who we worked within the Kisenyi slum area a few years ago, asking for our support for the Outreach programme he is involved in – I have said I will be in touch early next week to see how we can help. There is always such a need on the streets where children are hungry and homeless, I am sure we will be able to send some food.

With love and prayers during this time of Advent.