28th January, 2018

Dear friends,

I’ve had an interesting week – I visited Anton studying farming at Agromax one morning and was delighted to see him well settled in. He planted tomato seeds in troughs before he left here, on top of the garage, and we now have plenty of tomatoes growing – looking really good – so I took him some photos. On our way back we called in to see Patrick and Emma who have resumed their Welding course at Meeting Point and Derrick who has just started the same course – apart from asking for sugar and tape measures they seem to be fine and it was good to see them.

I also went to the secondary boarding school Faiza attends and Dennis will be starting there today (Sunday). He needed so many requirements but I believe we actually have everything now, will double check this morning.

‘Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding. For she is more profitable than silver, and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.’ Proverbs 3 v 13/15

Karo visited us on Tuesday afternoon, we all went and met her at Munyonyo and sat by Lake Victoria for an hour before we came back to George’s Place and enjoyed the remains of Fridah and Ted’s wedding cake – another celebration. She is such a good friend to Homes of Promise. The boys have enjoyed playing football most afternoons and although the ‘field’ (no grass) isn’t very wonderful they seem to be happy kicking the ball around. Sue (trustee) and Joyce came to join us for lunch on Thursday and Joyce had a good word for the boys, encouraging them in good Christian behaviour – no fighting, arguing, keeping themselves clean and the Home etc. Behaving as Jesus would want us to.

Only another week before the boys start school. Bob took them for school shoes, I believe 11 pairs were needed, they were gone for hours as I don’t think it was an easy task with them having very definite ideas of what they wanted and what Bob thought was appropriate!

On Friday I took a toddler with his parents to my doctor, he has cerebral palsy, and I wanted to see if there was anything that we could help with. Unfortunately, he needs an operation and I am looking into the expense of this. We will also find out from a physiotherapist about supplying a chair for him as at present he is unable to even sit up or say anything -your prayers please for Joel – he is a happy little chap and smiles most of the time.

On Saturday the boys, Uncles Sam and Timothy walked down to KK beach whilst I waited for Ole to call so that I could collect him – we then joined them. They look some of the new badminton racquets and football so they could keep occupied. When we arrived the younger ones went on the two new trampolines. Ole stayed with us all afternoon and we then returned to George’s Place, he had brought, underwear, some trainers and science books – we are so blessed. We spent some time talking with Dennis: the boys, staff and Ole gave him good advice on how to behave at school, and wishing him success before our evening prayers.

The weather is wonderful, warm and sunny with a slight breeze. It’s good to be back.
With love and prayers.