Can you imagine? With a population of 48,000,000 people in Uganda, only 175,000 COVID-19 shots from France and 100,000 shots from India have been donated too date.
The pandemic is increasing in 10 African countries, Uganda being one of them with a spike of 30% in the past week. Three major television stations had a joint news bulletin with the theme "Act or Perish" and today, President Museveni announced to the nation revising ALL the directives spoken on June 6th.
I won't go into everything but the main new restriction is no more cross boundary movement of people on foot, public transport or private vehicles. Everyone must stay where they are until further notice.
I've written a blog a month for twelve years and this one is the most difficult. I'm realizing, sitting here in my comfortable home, what this means. The meaning behind this announcement is translated to thousands of people unemployed with no immediate way to provide for their families. A health care crisis of this country's hospitals and clinics remain ill equipped to handle plus no oxygen left in hospitals to help the dying. Today, it was announced that if you become sick, you stay home.
Presently, there are 100's arriving at our gate daily begging for anything to eat. As much as it breaks Edwin and Precious' heart, they cannot help due to word spreading. I want to let you know how proud I am of Edwin. As they are crying for food at the gate, if Edwin goes out to talk to them calmly and explain we have nothing to spare, they thank him and they leave quietly.
Our story is only one of many and we realize this. Precious and Pastor Richard tried so hard to go to the the many villages requesting them to bring Bibles. These villages were where the soldiers delivered food in the latest famine and told them it was a gift from Jesus. We had started our church and Edwin figures there would be 1,000 people from our community wanting to attend. Precious used her own finances to start building a Bible School where she and others could teach the people right on our property. This was our dream for Home of Angels. Please pray it comes to fruition and we will be able to help as many people as we can before it's too late.
In the meantime, I do have a few pictures to share with you. In all this sadness, we want to share some happy times also.