Thank you so much for your prayers and your support for our V127 family in Uganda. The lockdown there has been eased a bit and both private and public transportation are now allowed, but only at 50% capacity and double the cost. Schools and churches are still unable to meet, and Pastor Herbert shared that while the quarantine has helped to slow the spread of the virus, it has caused a slew of other issues. Chief among these are widespread hunger, domestic violence, teen pregnancies, and an increase in malaria and tuberculosis. The challenges are so great, but our God is greater, and we will continue to pray for our friends and do all we can to help them.
Rice and Beans Fund
Thank you to those of you who have given to our rice and beans fund. We are sending another $2500 this week specifically for food. Herbert shared that the main objective of each day there is to find food for your family. Our team has been able to help our families and others as well with your donations. If you would like to contribute to this specific need, visit our donation page and choose the Rice and Beans Fund. Thank you so much for your generosity!
Prayer Request Updates
Thank you, too, for praying for our James Mugambe. He has undergone treatment for his leukemia and is doing remarkably well. That is answered prayer! He is doing so well, in fact, that he is applying to a few universities for the fall. We will find out in July if he has been accepted. Please continue to pray for his health and these important next steps in his young life!
Our Grandma Imelda, who is such an instrumental figure in the lives of many of our children, continues to battle esophageal cancer. She has been very ill, but faith in her God is sustaining her. Thank you for your prayers on her behalf.
The blocks have cured and the walls are starting to rise on the second floor of Victory House! We are praying that God will provide what’s needed to get this boarding section ready as soon as possible. We have children who need a place to live, so this dormitory will be a huge blessing!
Connecting & Communication
A reminder for those that have been sponsors for some time and a request for those that are new sponsors- Pastor Herbert has asked us not to connect with our Ugandan friends through social media. We are very careful not to share your personal information, but we can not guarantee it won’t get in the wrong hands if you are connected in that way. We also need to maintain the integrity of the lines of communication to make sure only accurate information is being shared. Herbert has been adamant that this is very important. Thank you for understanding!
A great way to connect is to take a few minutes and email a letter for your child to firstname.lastname@example.org. These have been difficult and uncertain times for us all, and your encouragement will be so appreciated. Many of them are worried about you, and the bad news coming from the USA. Our Noeline recently told me that she has put her eyes on almost all of our children in the last few weeks to encourage them and check on them, and they are all asking about their sponsors. You are such an important part of their lives.
Finally, I asked Herbert for specific prayer requests to share with you, and this is what he shared:
Please pray for:
- Imelda’s recovery from cancer.
- A new head teacher for our Victory Primary School who will understand our vision and impart the same to our children.
- God’s provision for our boarding section to be completed by the beginning of the third term, so that we can occupy the facility.
- God to provide projects for our construction company, Jericho, which will enable us to raise some much needed resources. (Herbert has 17 people living with him in a very small house. We are hoping that revenue from Jericho can help him to buy or build something larger & safer very soon)
- Transportation. I can not go very far for ministry because of limited means of transport. (Herbert’s car has been out of commission for almost six months and recently was pieced back together enough to go only short distances)
Also, please pray for your child. We have no idea of the extent of the challenges they face, but just the fact that someone is bringing their name before the throne of grace is so powerful. If you would like to pray for all of our children by name, you can find the list at Victory127.com/resources.
“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16b
If you would like to donate to our construction fund, rice and beans fund, higher education fund, or the general fund, you can do so at Victory127.com/give.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess 5:16-18
Let us rejoice today that we serve a God who loves us passionately and is intimately involved in the details of our lives. Let us pray for those who are suffering, hungry, and hurting and that God will make us more compassionate and loving in all we do. Let us give thanks that we serve a God who promises to take every heartbreak, every trial, every challenge we face & turn it into good in our lives.
What does he ask of us?
“He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Love God. Love others. (Matt 22:36-40)
Thank you for your prayers, your love, and your generous hearts.