9th August, 2020

Dear friends,
The boys are fine, except for Paul who stayed a few days with his sister – he fell ill with malaria. He has been in the clinic on a drip but is feeling much better now and has returned to George’s Place. Ronald and Emma also came back this week.

The younger boys are continuing their homeschooling, one of their teachers has offered to work an extra day without pay – this is very kind as life is difficult in Uganda. We also have a new part-time Social Worker, Martin joining the team to be mentoring the older boys and helping with the paperwork.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23/24‬ ‭

The boys have enjoyed improving their football skills this week, they made the ball out of plastic bags – our neighbour won’t give balls back if they go over the wall, so balls are only used when they go for a proper game!

Here in the U.K. we have had a Trustees meeting and signed off the 2019 Accounts which will be registered with the Charity Commissioners in the next few days. Due to the pandemic, we are much later than normal in finalising our accounts but our thanks to Geoff Hill our Treasurer and Paul Reddaway the Independent Examiner for all their hard work. These accounts now have to be forwarded to our Accountant in Uganda for them to be agreed there, in line with the Ministry of Gender requirements.

George’s Place is expecting a visit from the Ministry next week to check our records premises and the boy’s wellbeing, thankfully the accounts are on their way! I have also received many donations of t-shirts and trainers/football boots which I’ll send off for shipment shortly.

We are absolutely amazed at Harry’s ‘Sponsored Read’ – he has already exceeded his target to raise £1,000. He is busy reading and such an inspiration to us all. A big thank you to those who are supporting him. Hopefully, we’ll be able to link him up to talk with the boys in Uganda at some point.

On Friday I visited Wendy’s allotment. Wendy has been growing and selling fruit and vegetables for the last couple of years to members of her church, neighbours and local shops in Muswell Hill to support Homes of Promise. We are thankful for her commitment to promoting and supporting George’s Place through her hard work.

I have been in contact with Shadrach most days but he has also been unwell so prayers please for him.

Thank you for all your love and support for our work.