29th October, 2016

Dear friends,

This week has gone really quickly. Every day I have been at George’s Place and spent time with the boys who are full of energy and fun. It’s amazing to see the changes in them. Paul who used to eat and eat now has much smaller portions and says he eats like me! Sandy still eats enormous amounts and seems to be recovering from his beating in Kisenyi, though the nasty graze by his left eye still looks sore. Anton the boy who had the tumour removed from his face is doing well with his knitting, he is making a scarf, he can often be found sitting quietly in a corner knitting away.

I have also been working in the office sorting out accounts, having meetings with the staff and talking about the different challenges the boys have. Many would like to go back to school but enrolling them in good schools would work out expensive, there are government schools which have about 90 pupils in a class but I’m not sure how much learning actually gets done in these. Sharon is making good progress teaching them English, all their books are neat and tidy, these I have to inspect on a regular basis and admire all the ‘ticks’. Rogers and Tresor also teach maths.

‘Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness’  Lamentations 3 v22/23

Many thanks to all of you who gave me trainers to bring back, all the boys now have a new pair and we have some left in the cupboard, but do, please keep any more decent ones you come across as the ones I buy here don’t seem to last, and we can always find bare feet to put them on. Football boots would also be appreciated, we only have four pairs.

I have found a new house to rent and move in next Tuesday – it’s very near Sebo Green swimming pool so called in on our way there Saturday afternoon with all the boys who gave their vote of approval, before they swam. It dawned on me that I could walk in a few minutes from the house to the pool so hopefully next year I will get some regular swimming exercise.

The weather continues to be good, plenty of sunshine and very warm. This morning one of the neighbours at George’s Place called and invited me to a thanksgiving tomorrow – their son has graduated and following the 10am service at St. Paul’s, Katuuso they are having a celebration lunch. I said I would be delighted to go along.

With love and prayers.