Our street children

22nd July, 2018

Dear friends,

Good morning, I’m sitting having a cappuccino in a very smart cafe in Acacia Mall – a morning off!

Everything is fine at George’s Place.

Last Sunday Bob and I visited Judith who is happily resettled with a family near Entebbe. She looked well and we were made very welcome, though couldn’t stay too long as we were on our way to see Dennis who had a Visiting Day at his boarding school. He was involved in a display of dancing from his local home area and met us clad in ‘native’ costume. I think he is looking forward to the holidays as being away from us all is proving difficult for him, though his school work is fine. This Sunday it’s Visiting Day at Meeting Point so we will be seeing Patrick, Emma and Derrick – taking food and supplies of sugar, tea etc.

“‘Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to lose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” Isaiah 58:6

The new boys have been swimming this week, the pool was busy for most of the time as a nearby school was having a lesson but it didn’t spoil their enjoyment. Sam and I also walked them to Munyonyo one afternoon, coming back in the local matatu. I have treated the boys to a skateboard and helmet so everyone has been trying out their balancing skills – all good fun – some better than others and a few grazes!

9.30pm – We had a good time at KK Beach today, on our way back (22 of us) in the minibus, we had stopped to collect some of the boys shoes that had needed repairing, a man came to speak to us and to say he had seen ‘Isaiah 58 6-12’ written on the back of the vehicle, he knew the verses and wanted to thank us for what we were doing. Which I thought was great, he was a pastor, dressed all in white. As we arrived home Kaseeta one of the new boys suggested that perhaps we were Homes of Problems rather than Promise! An opportunity to share about God’s Promises when we face problems!

Anton has been filling sacks ready for growing spinach in the front compound – unfortunately, the rabbits ate the seedlings that had just germinated but Brian had found a secluded spot and grown a small container full without the rabbits finding it!

One of our Mothers’ Union supporters in the UK is growing vegetables on her allotment and is kindly selling the excess produce she has grown in her local church to raise money for Homes of Promise. We really do appreciate so many of you supporting our work in so many different ways. This is such an encouragement.

With love and prayers.