Sunday, 30 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
Today the St James team saw two new projects: one a Church of Uganda project, and the other a parents' drinking club. It was a long day with no time to eat, but they received a huge welcome wherever they went.
They are staying overnight in Mbale.
Tomorrow they travel to Iganga to meet with Pastor Paul and see the child-headed household work.
They will finish the day back in Kampala.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Tomorrow they will celebrate Easter with the children at Tumaini Childen’s Home in Kakira by having an Easter party. The preparations for this are already in hand and Pastor Nicholas is organising sodas, chocolate, cookies and cakes for the children.
This is being funded by the PromiseLand children who collected $203. Any money left over will be left with Pastor Nicholas for general provisions as the situation at the orphanage is very ‘hand to mouth’.
The party will be happening on Easter Sunday afternoon, which given the time difference from the UK will be about the same time as we are celebrating Easter in our services in Gerrards Cross and Fulmer.
Look out for further updates on this site as the team's itinerary takes shape and we hear about their journey.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Pastor Nicholas and his wife Marie
The second proposal is from The Centre For Evangelism run by Pastor Paul Luballe in Iganga. This is one amazing man of God who has no funding streams at all for the amazing work he does planting churches and giving life skills and hope to child headed families. We have comitted in principle to support him in his development of training Pastors for three years. He has a chance to plan for the first time.
Children at the Life Skills Centre Built by CFE Pastor Paul
The feeling of elation in receiving these proposals and knowing that in only a few days we will be able to start allocating and sending funds given (now at £213,000) by the Church family is almost unbearable.
We have prayed and worked hard over the past year as a church family. God is opening doors for us now in awesome ways.
I am writing a talk called Songs Of Holy Week today and the proposals that sit on my desk speak of the hope and potential of resurrection life more eloquently than anything I can think of right now. New life in Jesus translated into real hope for new life in these communities in Uganda. What a privelege!
We hope to post the summary proposals on the web site and you can read them. Please do, they are truly inspiring.
If you have not given to Love Africa yet then you can do that any time. Just ask the Church office for the envelope with details and forms. Every PENNY goes to the projects...EVERY PENNY!
Please continue to pray for the team that is visiting in March and for the Steering Group that meets on March 20th.