22nd May, 2022

Dear friends,

Tresor travelled to Ibanda this week to visit Anton. Godfrey went with him, part of the way to stay with his grandmother near Masaka for a couple of weeks. Anton has been finding it difficult as there can sometimes be a shortage of water, so we have helped him buy a water tank to collect water from the roof of the newly built latrine to water the beans, sweet potatoes and other vegetables he is growing. Tresor also met with the Local Councillor to talk about plans being drawn up for Anton to be constructing a small house. He has made most of the bricks he needs and is anxious to start building but we have to make sure that the local authorities are also aware. There are no restrictions about where you build on your own land but you do have to inform the LC1 and have drawings. Tresor had hoped to only stay one night but ended up having to stay two nights, I’m really pleased that he got so much sorted out, it’s not always easy!

“………he has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭14:17‬ ‭

The younger boys have all been given their new school uniforms now and seem to be settling in their new school. On Saturday morning Benard attended a meeting for parents/guardians from 10 am – 2 pm, the boys in P4 upwards didn’t have extra classes this week. In the morning the boys set about making charcoal bricks out of charcoal dust and cow dung, which are now drying before they can be used. They then showered and had lunch before they went swimming. Tresor tells me that on their return they had a check on their school bags, books/homework etc. which had been forgotten! Homework will have to be done today now! Griffin has been sick with malaria but seems to be on the mend and went swimming.

Peace has also been busy getting our paperwork in place. She visited the clerk at the town council in Katabi who we had visited before I left and took a letter from the KCCA introducing us, he then took Peace to meet the Mayor and the Community Development Officer, who promised to visit George’s Place with the Health Inspector shortly. This all seems a complicated process but is necessary when moving to another area.

I have heard from Patrick, Anton and Asaph this week who are all fine. Tim has returned from his aunt’s but is very unwell and was taken to the local clinic in Ggaba but really needs to return to the hospital in Kisenyi for advice/treatment. Hopefully one of the staff will take him this coming week.

I am missing the boys already, but have to renew my passport and am not sure how long this will be taking, your prayers please as I have been told it can take months!

Thank you for all your love and support.

Love Jane x