21st June, 2020

Dear friends,

This week I received a message from Hedwig, the lady who called to see me at George’s Place earlier this year and collected two large boxes of baby and children’s clothes for the school/home she runs in the village. She has sent me some photos of the children in the larger ‘fish and chip’ jumpers which I’m attaching.

‘What should we do then?’ the crowd asked. John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.’ Luke 3 v10/11

Things are slowly returning back to normal in the home.

  • Peace has been able to get to work (Senior Social Worker), though transport is expensive.
  • Gorette has returned to cook the boys meals, I’m sure they’re all happy about this as the older boys have been doing the cooking!
  • Shadrach has been teaching the boys at home and hopefully schools will open again soon.
  • Peace and Sam have arranged for some of the older boys who have been staying during the lockdown to spend a few weeks back with their relatives in the villages – though none have left yet.
  • Kodet and Haruna arrived back last Monday, it was good to see and talk to them on ‘Messenger’.
  • A hairdresser came and shaved all the boys heads – their hair was getting far too long!
  • My home in Uganda – the dog Peanut, and chickens (multiplying) are being well looked after.

I collected from friends and took a large box of clothes/trainers for the boys to the shipping agent, which are now on their way. Ayoub, a Ugandan, who sends things for us is happy to be back at work. Last year’s accounts have been collected from Geoff and I am taking them to Paul, our Independent Examiner, in the next few days.

Please continue your prayers for Uganda, there are many refugee settlements in the country and although COVID19 cases are not prevalent at this time, many people are suffering from lack of food and basic needs in these centres. The World Food Programme has had to reduce supplies and many women, children and those with disabilities are crying out for help – newspaper photo attached.

Thank you for your continued support for the work Homes of Promise.

With love