Trip 21 to Uganda, Post 8 – More Projects Completed.

Finishing up reporting on the completed projects, here are several key accomplishments made during this trip that will leave Child Redeemed Mission Home operating more productively.

Solar energy production and storage was increased by 50%.  New panels, batteries, and controller now allows all night security lighting and 24/7 full voltage access for the office equipment and inside lighting.  No more dimming and shut offs.

100 student desks and 5 teachers tables were produced at CRM and shipped to Rock View Primary School.  The nearly 300 kids at this school had no desks at all.  Most of the boys helped and learned during the 3 week project.

New printer, donated laptop, and new WiFi source makes a much improved and very comfortable and productive office.  New gutters over the dorm entrances eliminate an annoyance during rainstorms.

New security lights at the chicken coop and enhanced LED lighting in wanting areas of the buildings push out the darkness.

New vegetable storage bins were made for the kitchen storeroom.  This will help allow them to buy more items in bulk to save money.  A motorbike was purchased to eliminate reliance on BodaBodas (Taxi-motorbikes), provide emergency independence, …and give me a way to cool off in the evenings 🙂

Praise God for the provisions, skills, and time to get these projects done for CRM and the improvement of operations there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip 21 to Uganda, Post 7 – Is that how it looked in your head Bob?

The equatorial sun is brutal upon most of the land in the unshaded compound at Child Redeemed Mission Home.  The logic behind a greenhouse is to have some control over the climate that crops are subjected to in order to extend the growing season.  Tomatoes and peppers are a few crops that thrive in greenhouses.  Although CRM is in the child raising business not the tomato raising business, learning how to plan and execute a successful project is an important lesson for children in rural Uganda especially.  All those kids can go through a lot of produce each week as well.

We utilized a bent and welded steel tubing frame, raised beds, drip irrigation, and quality plastic donated by Ludvig Svensson, Inc. in Charlotte, NC and carried to Uganda in our luggage.  Tubing was purchased locally and all fabrication done on site.  Plastic was held in place with weighted edge bars and zip-ties.  Kidpower came in handy when we needed several dozen pairs of hands.  Now that it is done…I will say that I had a blast doing it.  Here is how it was done…..

Our water supply is from the well tank that the above picture was taken from.  May God be honored with this!

Exciting …. New Kids Joining CRM

It is an incredible and humbling feeling knowing that a human’s future is going to brighten and change by walking in the front gate!  Twenty children have been forwarded to the Child Redeemed Home in Uganda for admittance because their situation is extremely vulnerable.  Risks posed by abuse, malnutrition, disease, and poor care are typical.  Most of them need medical care and to be registered in school.  They all need security, healthy lifestyle, to be loved and given a sense of worth, and hope for a life fulfilling God’s purpose for them.  They are innocent and had nothing to do with creating their tenuous situation.

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Flavia Nakisige, age 5

17 of the 40 children being cared for at CRM are now boarded in High School or Trade School and spend much of their school break time with their extended families.  CRM is ready to receive new children.  Children that need to join CRM in order to thrive.  Mission Servants Ministry fully funds CRM and provides this opportunity completely through donations, sponsors, and God’s providence.

Please Prayerfully Consider Joining in a Hands-On effort…. “it’s God’s Grace to see instant security, love, and hope for a real future in a Child’s Life”…..and Sponsor one!

$50.00 per month supports a child completely…food, clothing, school.  Unlike the large Child Funds, we have only one sponsor per child and encourage a relationship.  100% of sponsorship funds go to direct child support at the home.

Hit the link for stories and photos of the new children, who need sponsors…NEW KIDS TO LOVE – CRM 20.pdf

More information at www.missionservants.org or contact me at bob@missionservants.org

 

Trip 21 to Uganda, Post 1 – Preview

In January, a team of 4 to 8 will meet at Child Redeemed Mission for mission trip #21 for Mission Servants to Africa.  This is actually an invitation to join us physically, prayerfully, or financially.  We will leave mid January and a part of the group will stay a week and others longer.  We may visit the Teso ministry and the LSH Kenya Orphanage.  A lot of the plan depends on the team that is called to go.  If you think you may be led to go, please contact me.  We will solidify plans in the next few weeks
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Here is a summary of what we are planning…..

  • Non-Projects at CRM
    • Daily youth activities.
    • Evening boys and girls meetings with spiritual and practical focus.
    • Soccer tournament.
    • Focus on new children to acclimate and get to know.

     

  • Projects at CRM
    • Security lights covering the chickens. Extend 24 V power from the well area light pole, mount lights.
    • Install gutters on end of dorms near Dining Hall to eliminate damage to concrete.
    • Implement 3 more solar panels and batteries to upgrade capacity.
    • Build and implement clothes racks and hangars in all rooms.
    • Organize bulk food purchase and implement required storage ability.
    • More trees planted around compound.
    • Set up a sick room, supply, teach basic first aid and OTC medicine usage.
    • Build a greenhouse (potential).
    • Build a Merry go Round (potential).

     

  • Projects outside CRM
    • Medical outreach project for the Bwase community as a precursor to a permanent clinic (potential).
    • Add a powered pump, storage tank, and chlorinator to the well at Balowoli Primary School.
    • Assistance for Promise Primary School. Project TBD.
    • Assistance for Rock View School. Project to build desks, benches, and tables.
    • Assistance for Teso, solar panel and charge controller for Godfrey, more Treasure devices.
    • Visit LSH and assess.

     

  • Other Issues
    • Evaluate future of chicken project.
    • Welcome new kids, address physical living needs.

Prayer Needs:

  • Wisdom and guidance about expanding the home with 22 new kids.
  • Wisdom during Management Topic meetings and discussions so we are God-honoring.
  • Wisdom and guidance as we mentor and encourage the two schools we visit.
  • That we are led into Evangelism and Community Outreach projects by the Holy Spirit.
  • Safety and peace at the home.
  • Health of the kids physically and spiritually, that they know the love of Christ Jesus.
  • God’s will and peace in the national re-elections in Kenya.

Trip 20 to Uganda, Post 5 – Partners

IMG_2723One cool thing that I have realized during our work in Africa is how vast God’s network of workers are and how complex and perfectly tuned are His plans.  MSM is involved at CRM because we were connected via Holy Spirit and internet to Kathy Bailey and her ministry Dominion Divas and she asked us to investigate in 2013.  That was the beginning of our work in Uganda.

Much of the work we are able to accomplish is through help from other ministries.

Water Missions International had helped us with installing water wells at both CRM and IMG_2618the Kenyan orphanages as well as solar power installations.  They are working with us on a project planned for our next trip to install a pump, chlorinator, and tank on an old well at the Balowoli Pimary School that our kids and 1200 other community kids attend.

 

We visited the Promise Primary School in a nearby town 22403983_726180607575127_199721876_othat is sponsored by Lillian, a 72 year old woman from South Carolina who has a heart for Ugandan kids and started a school two years ago.  MSM helped her finish a badly needed latrine.  The school has rapidly grown due to the need of poor families in that area and her resources were stretched keeping up with over 200 kids.

 

MSM worked with Ve’Neesha, a young lady who started the Love Exchange United IMG_2658ministry and sponsors school kids at the Rock View Primary School in a nearby town.  This is a new school started by a retired Ugandan Pastor and Schoolteacher to help the local kids get a good start in education.  A project is planned to build desks and tables for their expanding school during our trip in January.

 

World Mission donated solar powered audio devices called Treasures that have the Bible translated in Ateso.  MSM delivered roughly 100 now to a group of Ugandan Teso Pastors that are reaching Kenyan Teso people.  The Jesus Film ministry donated two solar powered video projectors that we delivered to allow the Teso evangelists to show the Jesus Film to thousands of Teso people.  Restoring Vision has donated hundreds of reading glasses that MSM has fitted to people that lost the blessing of reading due to age, and trained others to bring this blessing into the field.

The Kamuli Mission Hospital in Kamuli and their sponsors provide excellent care for our kids when they have medical needs.

Abandoned Children’s Foundation has been partnering with MSM to bring volunteers and support to the Lord’s Servants Home in Kenya and CRM in Uganda.  These volunteers are vital to the children and orphanages and do wonderful and loving work.

There are many other individuals and groups that are standing to help and are brought in by God’s faithfulness.  It is humbling and awesome.  This is all our Father’s work and we just need to submit to the call and be faithful.  God IS good.

Thank you all for what you do….pray, hit like or share, sponsor or donate.  The team of people that make up the care for the 100+ kids in Kenya and Uganda is amazing.