Trip 20 to Uganda, Post 1

A small team of 3 of us will meet at Child Redeemed Mission (Formerly SOH, Stream of Hope) for mission trip #20 for Mission Servants to Africa and the 12th to Uganda.  Ve’Neesha got a head start on Gary and I and has been there for a week already loving on the kids at CRM and in a village she visited a year ago.  Gary and I leave Wednesday 9 August.

Please pray for us.  Here is a summary…..

Focus:

  • Child mentoring, sharing with, and loving. Community serving and loving.
  • Projects….
    • Improve playground and install a steel swing set frame.
    • Build steel soccer goal frames and install nets.
    • Additional Security lighting installation around the compound.
    • Move the well water tap closer to the kitchen.
    • Complete the concrete work between the buildings for rain water flow.
    • Replace valves on 2 water tanks.
    • Plant more trees.
    • Carpentry and construction.
  • Review open items needed for adding 22 children to CRM.
  • Water quality improvement project at the community school. Meet and plan to execute this project on the next trip.
  • Management topics with Staff, Government, Hospital, Legal, and Accounting persons.
  • Prepare and plan for the next trip in January.
  • Visit two schools in the area that are sponsored by similar ministries, to encourage.
  • Visit the Teso ministry. Leave 25 more audio Bibles.

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 for Gary and Bob in Africa and for Kathy and Mary Lynn at home.
  • Health of the kids physically and spiritually, that they know the love of Christ Jesus.
  • God’s will and peace in the national elections in Kenya.

Photos from Ve’Neesha’s visit so far…

Prayer Request: Peaceful Election in Kenya

On Monday, March 4th, Kenya will hold their general elections.  During the last election, 5 years ago, controversy sparked national violence along tribal lines.  Over 1,000 people were murdered during the tribe on tribe violence and over 500,000 people were driven from their homes, many farms burned, and most of them permanently displaced and forced into refugee camps.  I visited Kenya roughly 1 month after this in 2008.  It was tragic that one of Africa’s best and most stable countries fell apart and turned on itself, compounding the existing tragedies of HIV/AIDS, drought, famine, and poverty, among others such as poor education, high unemployment, over population, growing numbers of orphans, poor infrastructure, and insufficient health care.

I was going to include some links but I suggest you simply google: kenyan elections.  You will have many choices to learn about the circumstances after the last election and the complicated issues revolving around this election.

Please join me in prayer that democracy prevails and peace is kept.  Pray that the leadership in Kenya are convicted to serving her people and resolving the heartbreaking issues plaguing Kenya.