Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kid's of all Ages

I usually send out a blog about this time every month, but right now, with the rains and lack of power
in Mpumudde, it has been difficult for normal communication.  They are telling us that most of the power must be reserved for businesses and factories.  Homes like ours are now regulated outside the city of Jinja so we had been praying hard for a solution.  Last week our prayers were answered by the Timothy Outreach International Society.  They so generously donated an Inverter system that will suffice both compounds when our power is turned off.  We thank TOIS so much for all that you have done for us throughout the years.

The International Committee for the Rotary in Tsawwassen has decided to pay the entire shipping cost of one 40' container going to Uganda.  What a blessing this is for us as we won't have to worry about the same experiences as last time when we lost so much.  We have been allocated 1/3 of this container to get the things needed for the kids and our ministry.  Thank's to all the Rotarians involved for helping us make this dream come true.

I also want to thank the hundred's of kids that are helping us around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. I spoke to the British Columbia Student Leadership Conference last month and from that, many of these students went out and created their own fundraisers within their own school.  I would like to thank the many schools that have made it their mission to help us at our Home of Angels.

Meet Annet, our latest and our 20th child.  Annet will be our last child  until 2016 to let the kids adjust to each other and to the routine of their new exciting life.

This is a day I won't be forgetting!  Save on Foods had a fundraiser with the firefighters barbecuing  outside.  We sold out of banana bread as usual but when I wanted to leave, they wouldn't let me.  They brought me into a room and presented me with a rose and the money they had raised from the barbecue taped around the vase.  It's days like this that humble me into tears. the way, I wasn't the only one.  I love you guys so much for helping us make a home for kids that have nothing.

McMath Secondary school in Richmond is having a Zumba concert on November 25, 2015.
They are baking banana bread as a fundraiser for this event, and once again....Save on Foods
has helped them with the ingredients to increase their profit.  Thank you so much SOF for your huge heart for the impoverished and sick, not only in our country, but around the world.


They baked almost 100 banana breads at school for their fundraiser.
I am so proud of our kids in Canada.

The kids wanted to make their own sign to thank Northview church for their new girls home.  They made it themselves with photocopy paper and wrote the words "Thank you Northview church for supporting the Home of Angels.....Bless you".

It's the boys job to take care of the goats each day.  They wanted to show everyone they have a total of six new kids now and soon all the children will have their own.

It read......
"Thank you to the Ames Family Foundation for supporting our Home of Angels. Blessings to you all".  It was important to them to do this themselves.  They all wanted to be a part of this but 2 of the younger kids have malaria and stayed inside.

I'd like you to meet my friend Betty.  She saw that someone had donated little cars for the boys so she started making little black baby dolls for the girls.  I also want to thank all the other people who knitted both toques and dolls for the children.   You are all amazing and we are so grateful.

Thank you M.E.I. High school for hosting another Mom/Daughter sewing event.  These two beautiful girls made twin pillow case dresses with the help of their Mom.  There were a total of 40 dresses made that afternoon. Thanks to Christina and Kim for dedicating so much time and effort into their pillow case ministry.

I started this blog with only a few pictures due to problems with power in Uganda.  At the last moment, Edwin got some through so we are both happy to be able to share the updates both in Canada and in Uganda.

There are so many people to acknowledge.  We truly want you to know how grateful Edwin, the children and I are for everything you do for us.

God bless you all