Travel Update – Uganda Bound
- We will be working with the local leadership to take a look at the land that will be acquired at the turn of the year for the new site of the Ogoloi CarePoint. Our fund raising efforts next spring will be to raise money to build the necessary structures for this new site to care for the 120 kids now sponsored at this location.
- We would like to come back with a lot of video footage and photography to share with sponsors and with future donors. We plan to interview the kids, local leaders, and villagers to have footage to bring back to encourage those of you who are making a difference through your donations.
- We will be delivering mosquito nets for both Ogoloi and Bukedea (from your donations) as well as flip flops for the kids in Ogoloi (to be purchased in Uganda). We also will be providing a small clinic (one of our team members is a nurse) for the kids to take care of minor issues (worms, cuts, infections etc)
- Children’s Hope Chest is finalizing documentation of the 225 kids at the Bukedea CarePoint and so we intend to take a closer look at the needs in the CarePoint for school, health etc. so that as we move forward with our efforts we know where resources are best appropriated
- And of course to spend time with Gods beloved Orphans. We have some fun planned…jump ropes, soccer balls, balloons, giant bubbles etc. This is the stuff too easy for me to scoff at, until I remember the joy these things bring to my own boys. I have to remind myself that these are just kids, who need to be able to have fun and let loose in an otherwise barren existence.
We are asking our friends, family and sponsors to consider a small donation of $25 towards the well as a Christmas gift to Jesus this year. Contributions are being made through Children’s Hope Chest and details are available at the link above. You can also learn more on our Blog Post – Advent Conspiracy
Once again, we are deeply grateful for all of your support for these kids. It’s thrilling to know that we can show up in Ogoloi and tell them that 100% (we still have 4 kids left – but we fully intend to find sponsors for them before we leave…..) of them have been sponsored by someone they can never repay…a fantastic picture of another debt that has been paid for us that we will never repay.