Before I start this blog, Edwin and I want to thank many of you who have given your hearts to help Home of Angels and the people in our community throughout the COVID-19 period. This journey really describes life in our broken world. On the way we encounter highs and lows, joys and sorrows, but as a follower of Christ we will never face this journey alone. The challenges and opportunities we face on our journey can be met confidently, for God has promised us His never-failing presence.
Uganda's COVID-19 currently is at 9,801 testing positive and 93 deaths. Mainly because of containers coming in from Mombasa, Kenya, they are finding that many drivers are carrying the virus into Uganda. They are being tested now through the border crossing in Busia. With the trucks also supplying Rwanda and south plus the airport on lockdown, certain items have increased drastically. The worst that I've heard of is a box of rubber gloves for USD $125.00/box. Can you imagine??
An update on Jessica, the lady that was burned in her grass hut and lost her two children in the fire. Jessica had been in the hospital for a month and currently is back home in her village. The doctor who helped her was kind enough to continue assisting her with therapy until her limbs were completely healed.
Regarding the goats, we currently have 565 consisting of 385 mature and 180 kids. Again, because of the pandemic we're not able to sell them until the country is more relaxed and borders open up.
We had planted 200,000 conifer trees as seedlings on our school property for the government. They were transferred to a piece of land north of us owned by a family member, but again, the rains prevented Edwin from driving that far north. Recently, he was able to get there and discovered we now have 190,000 doing well.
We will keep you updated as best we can with pictures and information, but throughout these times with the children not allowed out to do their normal activities, we have less information to share with you. I hope you understand and will be patient until our world heals.