Trip 18, SOH Uganda

Four of us, Jon, Emily, Rick, and myself are in route to the Stream of Hope Home in Byasi, Uganda.  This is Jon’s 3rd trip and first for his daughter Emily as well as for Rick.  The team will be together for two weeks then all return except I will stay an additional two weeks.  Between us we have nearly 700 pounds of stuff to bless the kids with and complete our projects.  We will arrive there Saturday afternoon.

We are bringing over 1000′ of heavy wire, 4 electrical boxes, security lights for outside, lights for inside of the new girls dorm, a fan for the kitchen, a folding aluminum ladder, plumbing valves for water collection, tools, books and toys for the kids, a laptop and 20 solar powered audio Bibles for the Teso ministry, and a keyboard for the church at SOH.  We have a lot planned and look forward to being with the kids and staff.

Pastor Paul’s prayer request is for rain.  It has not done so in months, even though it is the time for rain.  The well there I see not functioning because of the drought.

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Emily, Jon, Rick, Bob, and 700 pounds of luggage

Trip 17, Update 5, LSH Kenya

3 different waves of 11 of us arrived well in Kenya almost 2 weeks ago.  I haven’t been able to post much but I’ll catch up on the great things that have been going on.

Today we completed a major project….playground for the Lord’s Servants Academy.  We brought some metal bending equipment with us and after a week of welding, concrete, and assembly, we opened the playground to an eager crowd.  The approval rating was high.  This is the only playground for miles…and the best I have seen.  It is for the LSA kids but is open to all kids in the community after school.

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Trip 17, Update 4 Teso

After 10 days at Stream of Hope Home we traveled to Kenya and spent 2 nights with a ministry evangelizing the Teso people….a people group along the Ugandan border that is unreached in some areas and under reached in most.  Sweet people.

We left 30 audio Bibles in the Ateso language and 2 solar powered projectors with the Jesus Film in Ateso, donated by Campus Crusade for Christ, to allow this group of church planters to show the Jesus Film and start Bible study cells in remote areas.

We encouraged them at one of their churches….the shade under a big mango tree…my kind of church then showed the Jesus Film to two groups.

The Asinge group of believers

The Asinge group of believers

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Trip 16, Update 5, Goodbye Kenya-Hello Uganda

Team Kenya has all safely moved to their next destination.  Three of the team traveled with Pastor Moses and Dr. Ben to the Stream of Hope Home in Uganda to meet up with  the team there.  I’ll update more about SOH next time.

Here are a few happy pics before the team left the Lord’s Servants Home in Kenya.

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…and the first ever water balloon fight!

Trip 16, Update 4, Eyeglasses and Projects

Today was Reading Glass ministry day.  The team organized a way to fit 242 people with the proper strength reading glasses.  It is such an easy way to make a big impact on people….restoring their ability to read for just $1 and some time.  Most of these glasses were donated by the kind people at RestoringVision.org

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Julia Adhiambo.  Age 41.  I can now read books and my Bible much better.

 

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Emanual Emusolo.  Age 56.  I am a teacher.  These glasses will help me a great deal in teaching and studying.  I have a hard time reading in dim light.  I like to read my Bible and this will be a big help.

 

Eldon, Tony, Ed and their helpers completed a project to run water to the LSA school for drinking and hand washing.  A drinking fountain was made.  Tables and cabinets for the school as well.

And some cool chairs by Eldon and Phyllis Yoder.