Uganda Fall Update #5

September 13, 2017

Colossians 3:12, 14 (NIV)

“Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience…And over all virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

To all our praying friends and family,

Today the team split into three groups to love on God’s children. Marc, Hannah, Michelle, Karen, Katie and Christie spent the day at the Rhino camp with the children. Marc worked with the current medical staff to check treatment protocol, and to see the children with the most severe medical needs. Christie played games with the kids, and spent time talking to, praying and preparing greens with the housemothers. Hannah is now a true expert in painting nails, Katie can make friendship bracelets in record time, and Karen and Michelle took time to pray over every bed at the camp.

Clint and Rose spent the day shopping with Vicky (Pastor Stanley’s wife) for Friday’s festivities. They were presented with a cacophony of sights, sounds and smells at the market. The children will be treated to fresh vegetables, dried fish, goat and more! They also needed to pick up a few remaining items related to the construction, miscellaneous items for the children, Bibles and a keyboard for worship.

Steve and Candace met with Patrick, Executive Director of CAFECC, to drop in on clients receiving microloans. CAFECC is a Christian organization who beautifully blends spiritual and economic components into granting small loans to local people to start businesses. They also had the pleasure of meeting the South Sudanese Liaison for JED, Florence. Florence was just beginning to set up microfinancing opportunities in South Sudan before the war broke out in Yei. Now she has relocated to Uganda and is almost finished constructing a building behind the CAFECC office. Her new vision is to teach sewing skills to single mothers. The most significant part is that the mothers can bring their children with them, thus eliminating the need to find and pay babysitters. In addition, Patrick invited a member of the board (“Dr. Love”; a retired pastor and local radio personality whose specialty is in marital counseling) to present a current report, and demonstrated a newly purchased software system to manage client accounts.

Today Jesus truly blessed us with the opportunity to meet and pray with more of God’s children in Arua.

Tomorrow the plan is to finish putting up the rain gutters and also to finish the children’s projects, please be praying that we are able to finish these tasks!


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