We have great news to report this week! The school’s safety needs are almost entirely funded. As you may recall, due to a series of 30 school fires in Uganda, the Ministry of Education began closing schools, and gave others deadlines to complete required work. Since the school is where most of the orphans board, keeping it open and safe is of utmost importance!
The requirements for the Nkumba school totaled $32,000, with a deadline for completion of Dec 31, 2008.
At first we were asking for the money in the blog posts, and then mid-stream, (after reading George Muller’s book) decided we ought to pray and ask God, our true provider, to meet this need. He has done so, and it has increased our faith and brought glory to Him!
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 2 Corinthians 9:12-13
The Bad–John Mugabi 10/16/2008
2300 KG of maize was lost due to heavy rains and winds. “The wind was too much, and it removed some iron sheets from the storage area, so the water got in and all our maize was lost. This is a big blow.” (This maize would have supplied approximately 4 months worth of their food program for the needy and its replacement cost is approximately $1350.)
The Beautiful–John Mugabi 10/14/2008
These students are doing their final exams to join Senior 5 next year. After briefing them on how to behave during this period, I asked if any of them had a question. One asked “How can I get born again?” I was so, so happy and at the end of the day six of them had given their lives to Christ. This has made my week! What has made yours?
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7