Thank you so much for your prayers and for your help with our bunk bed project. Our first group of girls moved into the Joanne Gentile Dormitory for Girls at Victory House, and they are all so grateful to be there. Above is a picture of them in their new beds!
Two of our girls, Jovia & Precious, were living in a small shack when we first met them 8 years ago. They lost their mother to HIV and moved into the House of Hope with their 3 siblings. When their older sister Joyce got married, they moved into Herbert’s house ( It is common for Herbert and Deborah to have 6-8 extra children living with them in their small house).
This dormitory will provide them a beautiful and spacious place to live with other girls their age and adults who will continue to love and care for them.
We shared with you before that our next construction project will be Phase 3 of Victory House, which will include a boarding section for boys. The blocks have all been completed for the third floor and construction is once again underway.
Thank you to all of you who are helping us with this project. Whatever comes in each month is sent to continue the work, and we are trusting God to provide what we need. He is so faithful!
We are very grateful that our children have been able to return to in-person learning. We have received a few pictures of them hard at work in their classrooms, and we are happy to share them with you!
Continue to pray for your child as they are working hard to make up for lost time. Many of our kids recently finished their national exams which will determine what school they are next qualified to attend. We are hoping for those results soon.
Rice & Beans
Our youth group here at MVC has recently adopted our Rice and Beans fund as their missions project. We are excited to help these young people catch a vision for helping those who are less fortunate.
Their goal was to collect $35 a month to send to Uganda for food, but the first month they collect $70 and the next month they collected $170! Praise God!
Pastor Herbert made this video to share a little more about the importance of our rice and beans fund and to share his appreciation not only to the youth, but to all of you who are so faithful to support our rice and beans fund. So many of our families struggle to feed their children, and the gift of food brings not only nourishment, but most importantly, Hope.
Finally, I just want to mention how grateful we are for all of our sponsors. There is a map on the website that shows all of the states where our sponsors live. It is amazing that we now cover most of the East Coast! We would love to spread our wings farther to the west, so if you have friends and family who would be interested in investing in the life of a Ugandan child, please be our ambassadors and share the ministry with them!
Be encouraged today, my friends. God is doing a mighty work in and among us! I love this passage…
“But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33:18-22
Help is on the way, and our hope is secured!