Here’s the latest news from our ministries in Uganda:
We’re so thankful that all of our new children have now been sponsored. Thank you for your prayers! We are incredibly grateful for our 162 children and all of you who are loving and investing in them. If you know someone who is interested in sponsorship, please send them to v127.org/sponsor. We love to have sponsors waiting for their children!
Victory Primary School Phase 3
The building official that has been helping us navigate the demands and red tape of construction of Victory Primary School Phase 3 has been transferred to another office. (Probably not a coincidence) Herbert and Julie met with the new official last week, and after a heated debate, she has consented to allow us to continue construction, but with several conditions. One being that construction can only happen when the children are on holiday from school. (Three week sessions between terms) The second term ends Aug 5th, so we are praying for a very productive three weeks for our construction workers! They are also requiring a fence to be constructed around the property and a covering to be put up to catch any falling debris. These safety measures all sound good, but they will be costly and are requirements not mandated at other sites. All in all, we are grateful to be able to continue the work, but pray for God’s wisdom and provision as we face many obstacles. Thank you for praying and helping with this construction area of our ministry!
Study Site Tour
All of the schools are required to send their learners on a study site tour once a year to give them a real hands on experience relevant to things they are learning in school. Our Victory Primary School students are traveling to Entebbe this Friday to visit the Entebbe airport, a wildlife education center, and the Ugandan meteorological center. This is an awesome opportunity for kids to see a different part of the country and expand their visions for their future! The cost of the trip is $19 per child, and the reality is that for our kids, that is a lot of money. So we are sending $1520 out of our general fund to pay for the trip for all 80 of our Victory Primary School students. Thank you for your contributions to the general fund… it is being used in many different ways!
I shared with you in the last update that our Angel Nabukalu had graduated with a two year diploma in Electricity from vocational school. Great news! She was just accepted to Kampala Polytechnic Institute for a two year program that will give her a degree in electrical engineering. She starts Aug 8th! When we first met Angel she was a scared 10 year old who had just fled with her mother from an abusive Muslim father that had kidnapped her younger sister. When I look at her photo today, I have tears realizing I am looking at the goodness of God. Our faithful God is in the business of transforming hearts and lives both here and around the world. We are just privileged to see it up close in the lives of these kids.
I know a lot of you are traveling through some difficult days. I hope you’ll be as encouraged as I am by this instruction from Paul in 2 Corinthians…
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Enjoy this new song by Steven Curtis Chapman and don’t lose heart!