Just in case you always wondered how school buildings are constructed in Uganda, I am blogging photos of the various steps. In this update….the steel reinforced concrete “Ring Beam” and pillars have been cast at the door opening height on all walls. This supports the balance of the walls and the roof. Bricks have been laid on top of the Ring Beam to full height. The door and window frames are also being constructed. See the photos. The next step is the roof trusses.
The 4 room school building addition at Promise Primary is progressing on. The walls have been laid to the height which defines the top of the doors and windows. The next step is pouring the steel reinforced concrete “Ring Beam” layer that supports the weight of the walls above this point. The pillars for the porch overhang are also being poured. All of the balance of needed materials have been funded and are being accumulated on site. This must be very exciting for the kids currently in school and community. It is a prayer being answered before their eyes. Here are some photos….
One rewarding thing about being in the “Working for God” business is networking with and meeting such a variety of people that are working out their heart’s calling and serving in their own way. Trip 22 in June was Robyn and her family of 6 kids, visiting and serving in the country of their two adopted children. This trip includes 3 awesome young people representing Love Exchange United. Ve’Neesha, Mariah, and Nathanael arrived in mid July. Ve’Neesha will be leaving in early October, while the other two spent 6 weeks there.
Serving on a mission trip is about loving others, putting their needs out front, and showing that love in a way unique to how God has blessed you and formed your heart. Mariah just loved the children and enriched their lives with her fellowship. The same for Ve’Neesha, founder of Love Exchange United, with the addition that she has a heart for the Children in a nearby village of Kuslwe and the Rock View Primary School….lobbying for their needs and education and provided the purchase of dozens of mattresses, school supplies, and fees. Nathanael shared his gift of music and worship with the kids, schools, and communities and helped provide some musical instruments…guitar and keyboard for CRM. He and the kids wrote and recorded a number of original songs. These folks have shared their greatest gifts, their love, talents, and time. Thank you.
The Promise Primary School is a private school founded in 2016 in the village of Nabwigulu, near Kamuli, Uganda. Their goal is to provide a quality education in the community. Please click on the link to learn more about them. Mission Servants has been assisting Promise Primary since last year with the goal of helping them acquire the infrastructure to allow them to operate financially independently in 2019.
MSM assisted them with building a latrine in 2017 and have launched a project to build a 4 room school building addition last month. This building in addition to their existing structures will provide…..
- Separate classrooms for 3 levels of Nursery and 7 classes of primary.
- Additional capacity to increase registration from 225 to 425 students.
- Secure buildings for supplies and materials.
Funding has been provided by generous donations to MSM and all materials and labor are provided from the local community. Construction will be complete in time for the 2019 school year opening in January. See the progress so far in photos…
Robyn and her six, yes 6, kids traveled to Uganda from Charlotte, NC and have been serving at the Child Redeemed Mission Home in Uganda this week. The kids range in age from 10 year old twins that were adopted from Uganda 5 years ago to College age and all together carried almost 1,500 pounds of donated supplies to Uganda. Robyn, an RN, and her kids brought their skills and energy as well and have really blessed CRM, the Church, and two schools that MSM is working with. The Rock View Primary School and Promise Primary School were both visited and blessed with supplies, hygiene training, and encouragement. Clothing, medical supplies, tools, crafts, balls, encouragement and love have been distributed. God bless you guys as you journey on next week.