Uganda Fall Update #7

September 15, 2017

To all our praying friends and family,

Today was our last day with the children of the Dreamland, it is always my favorite day with the children, and my least favorite day. We get to put on a huge party with lots of games, singing, dancing and food, but we also must say goodbye to the children by the end of the day. The children are doing well, they have joy and seem to be getting along pretty well. They gave speeches thanking us for caring about them, and thanking us for the lights and the gutters to collect rainwater. These children know that the people of The Vineyard Church love and care about them. (What a joyful reunion we will all have one day in heaven as we share stories of how we touched each other’s lives!)

One thing was different this year though, Katie Gisi is staying in Uganda for the next 8 months or so to homeschool 4 children of some missionaries at YWAM. She is planning to return frequently to visit the children at the Dreamland. This makes me smile… just knowing that someone from our church will be able to give them hugs, make them laugh, and “check-in” on them from time to time is priceless. Maybe this next year won’t seem quite as long with the updates we will receive from Katie. I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that God loves these children much more than I could ever love them myself, so I know that they are in good hands.

We have some fantastic art to auction off this year from the children at Art for the Heart of Africa. We also were able to listen to some songs they recorded at a recording studio in town, so we might have that available as well. Friday night, November 3rd is the art benefit, please mark it down on your calendars. You won’t want to miss it!

Tomorrow morning, we will drop Katie off at her new home, take some pictures and pray for her. Then we will head to the airport and begin the long trip home. Thank-you for your support of the children in the Dreamland. They know that you care about them and you can be sure that they are praying for you.



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