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…

Guest House at LSH Home

A very good problem has come up at The Lord’s Servants Home…..Many visitors wanting to serve the children and community.  A Kenyan law is also threatened to be enforced, further pressing this issue….visitors must sleep in a building separated from the children.  A single donor providing funds outside the operating budget and fundraising of Mission Servants helped us solve this challenge.

The old original, temporary (yet 40 year old) church structure was torn down and a Guest House constructed inside the LSH compound.  This building will allow more visitors to stay a longer period, even months.  It has 4 bedrooms, a kitchenette, great room, porch, indoor toilet, shower with hot water, a septic tank,and electricity.  It is very comfortable and can house up to 16 people.

In addition to a growing number of Mission Group trips (3 in 2014) several long term volunteers have spent as many as 4 months serving in the LS Academy, kids at LSH, and the nearby community.  We believe in God for this to continue as a blessing to the community and are thankful for the Guest House.

Pray about joining us on a trip!!!

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Front of the house with porch.

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Rear of the house with view of septic system (unfinished).

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Luxury #1. Sink and flooring next to be installed.

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Luxury #2. Shower stall. Sink and flooring to be next installed. Yes…it will have hot water.