19th March, 2017

Dear friends,

It’s been a quiet week for me as again I have been unwell.  I visited the doctor a couple of times and feeling so much better now.  

On Wednesday we found Yusuf’s mother, a really sad story.  They were so pleased to see each other again – the Lord really led us as we didn’t even know her name.  She is only 23yrs and stays with her older sister in a Kampala suburb not that far from George’s Place.  Yusuf will go and stay with her for a weekend to begin helping them build upon their relationship.  Florence had kept all his medical records, nursery school books and clothes.  She had contacted his father to ask after Yusuf and been told he was staying in the village!  We were really happy to see them reunited and for her to know that Yusuf was well and being cared for.

I have been approached by a couple of people who read my newsletters about the plight of refugees from South Sudan, mainly women and children, who are in camps in Northern Uganda. (Some were child soldiers, the men have either been killed or stayed to fight.)  Homes of Promise are considering taking foodstuffs directly to the refugee camps to ensure that aid gets directly to those in need.  If you are interested in helping please let Lynn or I know by 25th March so that we can look into hiring/borrowing a pickup truck and buying the food. Donations should be marked ‘for South Sudan’.

‘The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit’. Psalm 34 v18

I am delighted to tell you that there is to be a fund raising event for Homes of Promise at Jesus Church on Sunday 21st May at 3pm ‘Quartets and Cake’.  Flyer attached.  Jackie who visited here recently will also give a short presentation on our work.  I do hope many of you will be able to support this event and bring your friends – many thanks to those who initiated and are involved in organising.  I’m sorry to be missing it!

Saturday, Sue and I went to a celebration – Maggie and American lady who has stayed with me a few times after she moved from Kampala to Kajjansi has become a Ugandan citizen and had a party.  It took us a while to locate her home near the MAF Airbase (she works for MAF) and Sue’s car broke down but all was fine, we enjoyed the celebration. We also visited the botanical gardens.

This Week the Assistant Inspector General of Police was assassinated along with his guard and driver in Kampala – they were all shot in appalling circumstances. Please continue to pray for Uganda and for all of East Africa at this time.

The rain continues but it’s warm and sunny most afternoons.

With love and prayers for a good week.