These are very uneasy times throughout our world and Uganda hasn't been spared. Because we live in the Western world, we can understand why the uneasiness, but in Africa, this is a different story. Many people where we live outside Jinja, don't understand why the seasons have changed; why they can't walk to the market to purchase food because of COVID, or why they can't plant food because the rains will wash it all away. And where did the hot season go?? Many of our neighbours homes washed away recently and there was no place to lay their heads at night. It's like Edwin and Precious say, "When troubles of this world become heavy on our hearts, we can find comfort knowing He will always protect us. He encouraged us to trust Him, remain faithful and not to ever give up hope. I'm so proud to know our children are growing up with this understanding.
Then there's COVID and now Ebola but Doctors Without Borders are saying that has eased up. Also, in 2019 there were very few COVID shots sent to Uganda and now, the WHO has sent enough for 47,000,000 people. We even have enough to open our church as soon as we get the green light.
Remember our "LOVE Project"? The 87 families with mentally and physically challenged children? Well, another 65 families has also requested to come and live with their handicapped children. Precious is still in charge of that and monitors the incoming money from sales to be deposited. With that money over the past year, they were able to purchase their first own small piece of land for planting. Amazing!
This is Hope, now 19 years-old and has phased out of Home of Angels with her sister, Desire. Both girls attended YWAM in the north for two years and currently are on mission trips in Uganda and Kenya. Hope was one of the top six students to graduate and was honoured by receiving a passport for travel outside Uganda. It's very possible she'll be coming to Canada in the future. Desire will still be travelling with her team within Uganda. What an amazing accomplishment for two orphans who survived on a daily meal of weeds before we found them. FYI - We've gathered many pictures of each child living at Home of Angels over the years and are making an album for when they depart so they won't forget their family.