30th September, 2018

Celebration on 18th October at The Charis Centre, Jesus Church, Forty Hill. 7pm for coffee and desserts. 7.30pm – 8.30pm update on the work of Homes of Promise.

Dear friends,

Last Monday, Bob, Paul and I travelled to Bombo to Don Bosco Vocational Training School. After a lot of discussion with the deputy head, Simon Peter, other boys and staff we decided to bring Paul back with us. He is obviously unhappy on the plumbing course and we feel he is better back at home, possibly doing a catering course next term. Some of the boys are lacking in confidence and don’t always seem able to voice what they’re feeling but Paul now seems happy to be back home. His older sister came to visit him this week as we thought this might help. We also had a visit from big James’ father, James has also had a few problems in school and went missing for a night – life isn’t always easy here but we trust in The Lord for these young boys lives.

‘Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.’ Ephesians 6 v 14/15

On Thursday I drove to Namirembi Cathedral as Lynne Tembey the Worldwide President of the Mothers’ Union is in Uganda. It was really good to see her and she seemed pleased to see me. I’ve been invited to All Saints Cathedral on Sunday to meet her again and have supper. Lynne has such a busy schedule whilst she is here, I had hoped I might be able to take her for a coffee but obviously the MU members have planned her visits with little time for her to relax.

The rain still persists and we even had hail one afternoon which the boys were collecting – thinking they could eat the ice! A serious word needed!

We are planning the Homes of Promise Celebration on 18th October in the Charis Centre, Jesus Church, Forty Hill – 7pm for coffee and desserts followed by an update on the work 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Please do come along as I would love to see as many of you as possible. We couldn’t be doing this work without your love, support and prayers. We have certainly been blessed in 2018 and the work has grown and developed in different areas.

I am just off to George’s Place and hopefully if the weather permits we will be at KK Beach this afternoon. Bob is in Rukungiri for three weeks so we will have to walk (good exercise) as I’m not licensed to drive the minibus!

So another week has passed with its challenges and blessings but we are aware of God’s continued providence in all that we are doing.

With every blessing.