First, thank you so much to each and every one of you who are supporting me in so many different ways. Your gifts, prayers, and words are so encouraging. This work the Lord has set before me is possible because He is working through your lives. Thank you for allowing Him to use you and partner with me on this adventure! Now, let’s check out some things we are accomplishing in the Kingdom!
My schedule is packed with variety, which I am so thankful for! I will quickly walk you through the week so you can be in prayer each day about these opportunities to share Christ’s love and grace here in Uganda.
Please Pray for him to be encouraged in his work. May the Lord bless Dennis with a desire to learn and to continue on this path of becoming a responsible, hardworking, successful young man.
My teaching experience helped me to truly appreciate organization! J I do a lot of accountant work for API now. (if it weren’t for me, we wouldn’t be receiving money to operate- which makes me important!) I am also collecting photographs, sponsorship information, and creating random forms and spreadsheets for office purposes. I can also use this time to plan and gather materials for lessons and devotionals for the week.
I wasn’t originally planning for formal lessons, but am thrilled to be taking Luganda lessons on Mondays!
At the street program in Kivulu I am responsible for the academic lesson, a game or two, and a devotional.
Pray for me to feel the Lord’s guidance in each lesson for these boys. May I speak truth in love. I also have set a goal for myself to make sure every lesson is done well. May I think of creative ways for the boys to be involved and challenged in each lesson.
Office Work continues each Tuesday for me. I spend the afternoon and evening at Joseph’s House! It is a smaller home with currently only 5 boys. I am about to start reading Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse & The Motorcycle to them next week! I told them about the story this past week and they were so excited for next week to arrive. This past week I taught them about symmetry and we did a fun art activity with their names. Check it out in the slideshow below! The evening concludes with dinner and a devotional.
Please pray for Uncle Sam, Auntie Harriet (Hope House Graduate), and Auntie Caitlyn as they parent these particularly difficult boys. Check out Caitlyn’s blog at www.UgandanSunshine.Blogspot.com if you like!
Pray for rest, relaxation, enjoyment, and richness in my time with the Lord and friends on these days.
Thursday through Saturday - Homeschooling and Steven’s & Daniel’s Homes
Out at our Forever Homes in Bombo we are homeschooling quite a few of our boys and some community children whose families cannot afford schooling. I am pulling the students out for 1-on-1 instruction. We are learning the alphabet, counting, adding, subtracting, etc. Some of these boys are still learning the basics, but we are praying to see enough growth in the next two years so that they can be mainstreamed back into the appropriate class at the local school!
We have two beautiful gazebos for school…
Pray for lesson planning and wisdom in what to teach the boys in all of these situations. May the Lord reveal to me which boys need extra love each day. May we all have wisdom in guiding these boys to be godly young men who love and fear the Lord.
On Saturdays I get to hang out with the boys by leading a game, craft, or activity of my choosing in the mornings. Last week I taught the boys kickball! We had an absolute blast.
I pray each of you enjoyed the little sneak peak into my day-to-day life here! It has been absolutely wonderful. This coming Saturday we are having a huge birthday bash for the September birthdays (which includes the biggest Momma, and API Director, Abby). I am in charge of the games, so my time at Camp War Eagle will come in handy again!
Love to you all. May the Lord bless your lives as He is truly blessing mine through your time, prayer, gifts, and love.