Sunday 6th August 2023

Dear friends,

I’ve been away on holiday for 10 days to Kos with my son and his family. It’s been a week of celebrations as Nicky was 50 yrs. old then five days later it was my daughter-in-law’s birthday followed by their 21st wedding anniversary. We’ve had a lazy time sunning ourselves, reading books, swimming, and enjoying being together. Yesterday we went on a boat trip to three islands, swam where the boat dropped anchor, saw dolphins diving near a fish farm and enjoyed exploring the quaint villages on the islands. It’s been wonderful.

All is well in Uganda now, last week there had been some problems as Saidi and Denis left George’s Place for a couple of days, they had been in trouble at school and were worried about the consequences – Tim had a hospital appointment in Kisenyi and found them and after a talk Tresor went and found them and brought them back. They are back at school now. Some of their friends who knew them before they came to us wanted to come as well!
We’ll see about taking in more boys when I’m back.

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:15-16‬

Peace has also had problems, after travelling to Kayunga the Probation Officer was unable to keep their appointment and insisted she took a police officer to see Dan’s parents to be questioned as to why Dan ran away and is back with us. I think eventually Peace got things sorted out but there is a problem as we had placed Dan back in his parents care and now don’t have a Care Order for him – which can be difficult. The mother is expecting another baby!

Peace also called in again to see Derek on his car mechanics course, he’s fine.
Johnson now has glasses following his eye operation, Benard took him for his hospital appointment a few weeks ago and the glasses were ready for collection last week – he seems happy with them.

The young lad who has been collecting school text/reading books arrived at the office with some of the books on Wednesday and handed them over to Peace – these will definitely help us as the text books we buy in Uganda are very expensive.

The boys will shortly be breaking up from school. I’m really beginning to miss them and looking forward to our weekend away when I get back. I’ve had messages from Ian that I’m taking six boys in my car and Tresor – Ian’s so well organised! The mini bus will be full of boys and staff and Ian’s taking luggage and tents, he might need to squeeze a couple of boys in!

Thank you for all your love and support, it was good to see many of you at the Afternoon Tea, especially when it was a busy weekend and many people couldn’t get there, I was surprised, thank you.

God bless.

Love Jane x