Tuesday 4th April, 2023

Dear friends,

I must apologise for the delay in writing this week’s newsletter. I am now back in Uganda having had an amazing holiday with friends in South Africa. We visited so many places and experienced such kind hospitality from Sue’s relatives and their friends. It was a holiday to remember.

I arrived safely early this morning following a flight delay and after resting for a few hours Ian and Tresor arrived to keep me up to date with the work of Homes of Promise. I have managed to buy myself some groceries today and Christine called in this evening to welcome me back.

The boys are all fine. Benard has been unwell but has gone for his monthly leave this week and will be back on Maundy Thursday when the younger boys break up from school. The older boys are not returning to us this holiday as it’s only a couple of days before they have to be back at college or boarding school, so they will stay and we will send them a small treat.

“The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Matthew 21 v9

Tresor went to visit the boys at Don Bosco during last week and Griffin is now involved in cooking lunch/supper for the teachers. Both Musa and Joseph are also doing well in their metalwork/plumbing courses. Benard visited young Brian in boarding school on Sunday, seriously studying for his P7 exams. He also attended the parents meeting to talk with the teachers and collect the younger boys mid-term reports. Joshua is doing really well. He is always in the top 3 of his class. Petra is planning to visit Kasita in boarding school as it’s not far from where she lives.

On Saturday morning the younger boys attended a special church service as some of them were asked to be ‘welcomers’ and during the service Joshua and young Denis went forward to give their lives to Jesus. Tresor said it was very emotional and unexpected.

Ian visited George’s Place on Thursday afternoon and I am pleased to see that the chickens are looking healthy (sometimes they get eaten when I’m away!). We hope to buy some young chicks soon and start producing our own eggs in time.

All is well here. Thank you for all your love and support, we have so much to be thankful for in our work as God continues to bless the Homes of Promise boys. Wishing you a very blessed Easter.

With love and prayers.

Jane x