Street children of Uganda

22nd November, 2020

Dear friends,

Your prayers please for the people of Uganda. There have been riots and disturbances across Uganda this week as the election campaigns begin.

We have agreed to stock up the storeroom this coming week as prices will go up towards Christmas and also with the problems of travel and uncertainty.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15v13

Early Friday morning I spoke with Tim at his place of work to ensure that he is keeping well and safe. Godfrey is staying with him at present. I also managed to speak with everyone at the home and the staff Friday lunchtime. Teacher Francis was there and had been teaching the boys in the morning. They are all fine and in good spirits, although walks outside are not happening at the moment.

The masks the boys made are now taking pride of place on the walls in the dining room! Some of the boys have started playing a new game with counters, I’m not sure what it’s called!

I have been sent photos of Emma at work so presume that Peace and Shadrach must have visited him earlier in the week.

Next week I will be sending off another box of knitted hats, baby clothes, footballs etc. I am also hoping to connect Harry, who raised money for us with his sponsored read, to speak to the boys – the WiFi connections are not always good.

The arrangements for the Management Meeting on the 25th are underway – and thankfully our accounts have now been audited and agreed in Uganda. (They were registered with the Charity Commissioners here in July). For the meeting we have to submit reports on the boys, finance, have our policies available, samples of meals, medical room checked and rooms inspected, as well as have all the quarterly return forms for the Ministry of Gender considered. So prayers for this meeting as well, please.

I’ve been in close contact with the staff and boys this week and things seem to be running smoothly.

With love and prayers during these unsure times.