4th October, 2020

Dear friends,

This week Peace and Shadrach went to check up on Asaph who has been staying with his family since the beginning of lockdown. Asaph had been at Don Bosco Vocational College on a carpentry course for six months until the lockdown began when he returned to his village. It was a very wet day when they travelled to Mubende and unfortunately, they had difficulty at first finding Asaph who had gone to work on the land in another area. A couple of months ago, Asaph had been ill and we had helped by paying his medical expenses, thankfully he is much better now. We do hope and pray that Asaph will be able to return to finish his two-year carpentry course that he was so enjoying. He has a good singing voice and had been in the church choir whilst in Kampala.

“All the Levites who were musicians – Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives – stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres.” 2 Chronicles 5:12

The older boys, Patrick, Emma, Simon Peter, Augustine and Tim have settled into work and living on their own, I have had a few messages from them and they seem to be fine.

Shadrach has been busy stocking up with groceries this week and also unpacking all the boxes that arrived from the U.K. – footballs were found in one of the boxes which were much appreciated, though the boys are still playing with ‘plastic bag’ balls in the compound as our neighbour continues to refuse to return balls that go over the fence! The problems of living next door to a home with 30 boys (when they’re all there!)

The young boys at George’s Place continue with their school work and enjoyed an afternoon working together in the compound sculpturing masks and I think a gecko from mud – this was part of the art class. As they have done well with crocheting the sponges they are now going to learn how to weave mats.

Hopefully, I will be speaking to everyone at the home first thing this morning and joining in their Sunday morning worship.

With love and prayers.