10th July, 2022

Dear friends,

I spoke to the younger boys at George’s Place this morning, Saturday. They are all fine but they told me Peanut, my dog, was pining for Patrick our security guard who has gone to the village as his wife has an important Mother’s Union meeting and he wanted to be there. Tresor is staying at the home for a few days until he returns. They told me school is good and seem well settled now appreciating the new home and local environment. They had all been for haircuts this morning. The boys were also reporting that Omoding is responsible at school lunch times, for making sure that equal portions of posho and beans are given to them! It’s so good for him to have been given the opportunity of being a Prefect. I feel the head teacher is really trying to build up our boys confidence and self esteem and look forward to meeting with him again and acknowledging his help.

“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 ‭‬

Anton has been staying this week, he had been called by Agromax where he did his farming training to collect another certificate. Unfortunately he had gone with Benard to get some shopping when I called so I didn’t have an opportunity of speaking with him.

Sadly Dennis who is in boarding school, has lost his older brother in Pader in the very north of Uganda. His brother had been in hospital for a week but sadly passed away yesterday. The funeral is today so Dennis would not be able to get there, we will send some condolence and Dennis will go back to see his mother shortly, at the beginning of the school holidays.

I have had photographs sent me from Asaph this week who is at Don Bosco finishing his carpentry course. He has been borrowing a friend’s guitar to learn how to play. Asaph as his biblical name conveys loves singing and music. He also has a style of his own where clothes are concerned which has caused a few problems at college!

Peace has sent me photos of her visit to Mbale and catching up with Emma and his elderly grandfather who he is staying near.

I have a car full of knitted baby/toddler jumpers/boys hats, sewing machine and raincoats to send off to Uganda that I had hoped to drop off for shipment today but it is the Muslim holiday of Qurbani Eid and the shippers were closed. Thankfully Tresor mentioned this so I checked before I drove to Tottenham. I am giving a talk at a church in Edmonton on Monday evening and believe they also have some trainers for me to send back so I’ll take them all on Tuesday. Thank you so much for all the items you have made or given these are always gratefully received.

With love and prayers.