17th April, 2022

Dear friends,

Happy Easter.

It’s been another strange week for me and I am still not back at work. I was put on stronger antibiotics on Monday which really upset me and I have been unable to eat or do very much. This morning, Saturday, Christine and Jessie, the driver I use on occasions took me back to the Surgery and after further blood tests it was agreed to stop the antibiotics which were making me so nauseous. Thankfully I’m feeling much better this evening and even been able to eat something.

Tresor and the boys have had a busy week. A number of the younger boys went back to the village on Tuesday and all arrived safely. There have been phone calls from most of them.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:1-3‬

The big move has started and on Thursday morning a truck arrived which the boys enjoyed packing up with furniture. Dennis, Kodet, Ronald and Anton went to help unload at the other end and also to see the new George’s Place. The boys who are here for Easter are sleeping on mattresses on the floor for the next couple of nights. The rest of the furniture will go on Monday when Jessie will come and drive the minibus and take the boys. We had been planning to have a party before we left but I think it will have to be a moving in ‘do’ now.

Kodet and Dennis arrived home from boarding school. Kodet had a really good school report, he has worked hard this term and studied well. I had been reluctant to further his education as he has such a large family that need his support, but two of our supporters contacted me and said they felt he should continue, thank you for your good advice.

On Good Friday I had a call from Dennis asking if they could have pork as a treat on Sunday – I thought the boys wanted to go down to Ggaba fish market and eat tilapia but all apart from Ronald wanted pork so we have ordered some from the local ‘pork joint’, Ronald will have chicken. We take our large saucepan which they fill with roasted pork and matoke in a sauce and we cook our own rice – a definite treat!

I have had visits this week from Peace and Petra, also Tresor has called in most days to let me know how things are progressing with the move. The boys went swimming this afternoon, even though it was not very warm, I think they are missing home comforts! Tresor has found somewhere to stay in Garuga and we have found a small room near the house for the cooks to stay. We have been at George’s Place for the last 6 years and this begins another chapter in the life of Homes of Promise – exciting – your prayers please as we move forward.

May God bless you on this Easter Day.

Love Jane