Trip 25 – Kenya, Update 2

LSH Update two, from Tony

Wow what a fantastic day.  Things clicked along as planned and we had very few complications. What a surprise to be turning the water back on at about 2:00. All that and not one leak. The only real struggle was getting the metal under the tank. Chlorinator seems to work as advertised and we now have drinkable water in faucets. Ed and Charles were the hero’s of the day with the kids as they finished up the swing set and the kids lined up for their chance to use them. Other items completed today were the ceiling vent fan in the cook house, a new well cover, a light in the preschool room, a security flood light to light up the latrine behind kitchen, and see saws repaired and a protective box built over some vulnerable pipe by the water tower.

When we saw that our progress was going so well we ordered some new lumber from the lumber yard so Dad can work on more benches for the school. Ten, eight foot boards were delivered by boda boda this afternoon and will soon be converted. Into school benches.

Ken, Pastor ken, and Ronnie the electrician have been working like troopers helping us out. Kens wife Judy has been providing meals and keeping us well fed.

We were all really tired at the end of the day and are really going to enjoy that warm shower tonight. The next two days will be mostly just tying up loose ends.

Please continue to pray for us. We appreciate your support so very much. The Lord has blessed us at every turn on this trip and we are just so thankful.

Bobby, Charles, Eldon, Ed and Tony

 

 

Trip 26 – Uganda, Update 1

We arrived a week and a half ago and the team of Rick, Aaron, Rachel, Logan, Abigail, and Nathanael made a big impact on the Child Redeemed Mission Home and have returned to Charlotte, NC.  I am here for another week or so.  I need to catch up on updates but it has been a really nice trip.

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A quick summary….

  • Over 1,000 pounds of supplies, donated clothes, and shoes brought.
  • 4 teenagers engaged and had a great time with all the kids.
  • Rachel and Logan visited Promise Primary 3 days, teaching and sharing.
  • Repaired the merry go round, upgraded the electrical system, installed lights in the new guest house, and made many repairs.
  • Installed gutters at the new Promise Primary school building and began the playground project.
  • Built 40 desks and 6 tables for Promise Primary School.
  • Shared and participated in worship and fellowship with the community.

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Trip 25 – Kenya, Update 1

img_0521LSH team Tuesday, 29 January

From Team Leader Tony Yoder

We arrived on the 24th. The non-stop flight from JFK to Nairobi was great. We had a wonderful Ethiopian meal with Jackson our driver, his wife and a missionary couple with Avant Ministries in Nairobi that evening. Our flight to Kitale on Friday was good and we arrived to a joyous welcome of singing and dancing by over 100 kids. We jumped right in to work. Saturday we went to the High School and had a wonderful time with the LSH kids that were there as well. We also had devotions with the 10 children that were just starting their 9th grade year. Sunday three of us went to church here at LSH and two of us went to Kitale Community Chapel. The services were excellent and pastors are eager for teachers or trainers to come work with them. Monday and Tuesday we have been going full blast:

img_0519Projects complete or near complete:
Swing set cemented in.
Security lights and girls dorm lights in.
New batteries installed for girls dorm and dinning hall
School lighting all repaired.
School desks repaired
School security lights installed
Benches made
Guest house control panel and new batteries installed
Water tanks cleaned and new valves installed
Guttering fixed.
Solar sidewalk lights installed
Boards and metal for tank platform cut and painted.

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The team visited Mercy and her family.  She had her leg amputated a few months ago due to severe bone cancer and is finishing up her chemo treatment.  This was sponsored by MSM.  Mercy is a beautiful and promising High School student and one of 12 in her family that could not afford to treat her cancer.

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The big project starts tomorrow. We begin to work on water tank repairs and new chlorinator installation.

Please pray for us. We have stockpiled water in 4 tanks around the compound in case we end up without water for a few days while working on the water tank project. If things go smoothly (they seldom do) we should have the water back on tomorrow night.

Lord’s Servants Home Directors, Pastor Ken Mudenyo and wife Evelyn.

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Bobby, Charles, Ed, Eldon and Tony

Partner Project with Promise Primary School Building Addition…Update 4 FINISHED!!!

This exciting project to add 4 new classrooms to the Promise Primary School and impact children’s lives is complete.  This school is the vision of Noah Mugabi, Director and Lillian Russell, a woman from South Carolina with a heart for Ugandan children.  The vision was to provide a quality education to the small community of Nabwigulu village, Kamuli district, Uganda (Africa) about 5 km from the town of Kamuli.  The school was adding temporary buildings but was not able to accommodate the volume of children in the area needing a school.

A core purpose of Mission Servants Ministry is to help ministry organizations that have child serving visions, to achieve them to the benefit of children….sooner rather than later.  This project will allow 425 children to enroll in January, up from the current 250 and adding the final upper grades in primary school…Grade 6 and 7.  Promise Primary is now a full primary school with quality programs, clean water, and coming soon (next trip in January) a playground.  This project was completed for under $16,000.   The other assistance MSM provided was mentorship in planning and budgeting with the goal being that Promise Primary will operate in a fiscally self sufficient manner in 2019.

During the month since the last update, the 4 classroom addition project was finished by hanging doors, installing plexi-glass in the doors and windows, finish the plastering inside, and painting.   Also during this project a water well was dug and a pump installed.  Finally, a very exciting parent and community open house was held discussing the school vision.  All glory to God!

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The school will open for Term I of 2019 in the end of January.  The MSM Trip 26 in January will include building desks and tables and building seesaws and swings.

We praise God for all this and appreciate your prayers and support.