I really don't even know how to write this to explain it, but I am going to try.
My friend, Christine, just lost her sister, Mary. Mary was young and married to a man who had another wife. In Uganda, it is very normal for a man to have many wives. I have met Mary many times and she was a lovely young woman.
I just found our today that Mary was killed by her co-wife's brother. Seriously, how does this happen!!?? He raped her and then broke her neck. He is now on the run and I pray the police find him.
Christine is a Christian and I pray that she was able to witness to Mary. I pray that Mary knew the Lord and he was with her in her final hours! I can't get it out of my mind.
Please join me in praying for Christine and her family! Pray that Christine can be a light to them and that they will come to know Jesus through this difficult time!
I wish I knew what else to write, but honestly, I am just in shock. Please pray for me as a digest this information.
Monday, June 6, 2016
This is our watchman, John, and two of his children, Evelyn and Pious. Pious has sickle cell disease and needs medication every few months to maintain his health. In this picture they aren't smiling, but they really are smiley great people. God has blessed us with this honest, hard-working man.
|Evelyn is normally very smiley, but she is getting to the age that she fears "muzungus" white people.|
|Pious is waiting to receive his medication! He was very interested in my phone!|
I just want to thank all of you that our praying for our school time. It is going great. This is what our classroom looks like most days. We sit at our dining room table and we take turns doing different classes. While I work with one or two, the others are working on independent studies.
I have been so content to be at home working with them and I know that it is your prayers that sustain us. Please continue to pray for us as we complete our school year and prepare for another year!
|Having some great conversation while eating.|
|Oloit is a boy that is staying with Uncle Martin and Mama; he is sooo cute and smiles and laughs all the time! His parents are having land issues, so they are trying to work those out before they pick him up from the village.|
|Kate loves making Janine smile!|
|Steve and Uncle Martin|
|Troy was having fun showing them all card tricks!|
|Baby Janine fell asleep in Ashley's arms!! She is so sweet! Both of them!|
Monday, May 30, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
We are so excited, there is now a pool in Soroti! (Again) We are hopeful that this one will last! It is part of a hotel that seems to be doing good. Here are a few pictures of the kids with some of their friends. It is school holiday here until the beginning of June, so my boys have been loving having their friends around!!
I am so happy to tell you all that Joshua can now read!!! He is amazing! He sounds out huge words and I am so impressed with him! God has blessed him with a great mind and now he can use it to glorify God. He attends church with us every Sunday and I pray that it will take root in his heart.
Please continue to keep Joshua in your prayers!! Pray that he will stay focused at school and that he will trust God to sustain him!!