Sunday 16th April, 2023

Dear friends,

This week seems to have flown by.

On Easter Monday we took the boys to the zoo in Entebbe (now called the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre). Some of the animals had been taken there as they were found sick or in need of help. The boys enjoyed seeing lots of healthy lions, a tiger (obviously imported), zebras, monkeys, baboons, snakes, giraffes, ostriches etc. We arrived early before the crowds so had good views of everything. Following this we went to the Botanical Gardens for a picnic of homemade chapatis, the boys had got up early to make them, beef sausages, hard boiled eggs, crisps and sodas. Later some of the boys played football and others walked down to the lake, hoping for a boat ride, but this hadn’t been budgeted for! We then returned to George’s Place for Easter cake. By the time I left most of the boys were dozing in front of the television. They were back at school early on Tuesday morning.

‘God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.’ Genesis 1:31

I’ve been working in the office most of this week but on Friday went to Garuga – the plumber arrived and we now have my old washing machine working and an old cooker connected to a gas bottle and electric in the hope that Tim can start baking cakes! The plumber is looking for an secondhand chest freezer for us so that we can freeze bread, milk, chicken etc. and not keep having to buy things on a daily basis.

I took Tim back to the hospital on Tuesday and the doctor counselled him on the need to be taking the TB medication daily. He had visited his aunt when I was away and stopped taking his tablets!

Today, Saturday I have had a call from Johnson, and am on my way to his school. He had a follow up eye appointment at the hospital this week, but we cancelled this as he had exams. He tells me his eye is red and sore, so I am going to evaluate the situation and see if he needs an urgent appointment. (He is now back at George’s Place and an appointment has been arranged for Monday.)

Petra sent me a photo of her and Kasita when she visited him.

This week I’ve had calls from Musa, Joseph and Griffin all at Don Bosco (Griffin has returned to college following his grandfather’s funeral) and Augustine, Derek, and Omoding, who are all fine. I took Asaph back to his room, near where he works after the zoo visit.

This afternoon Benard and I shall take the boys swimming. Tresor isn’t around this weekend.

Everything is fine, we have a staff meeting planned in the next couple of weeks to look at planning for the forthcoming year and also to talk more about working as a team.

Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. Prayers please for Sue Harper, who has been our secretary in the U.K. for many years and is very sick.

God bless.

Love Jane x