Here's a few brief reports from Geof!
*Note: Families deep in the villages believe they should be serious when taking photos.
Kizza Moses was resettled with his mother and father. At the street program he told us he wanted to go home and study, but there were some issues of physical abuse at home. There were some misunderstandings between his mother and father, which was his reason for running to the streets. When we arrived at his home, his father came and we spoke with him about bringing his son back home. We discussed about the issues that caused his son to run away and seemed to have solved them. The father was willing to take his child back and that the struggles from before wouldn't reoccur. We returned a few weeks later and spoke with the chairman of the community. We learned that the first few weeks (a trial run at home) seemed to be a good time. There was a good change at home. We found out the boy was doing well and he and his father are back in good contact.
We have now taken Kizza Moses back to school with his necessary supplies. His father is required to pay the fees for the last school term that was missed, and we were able to provide for this new term's fees. We appreciate the two individuals who reached out, willing to partner with us and help cover the costs.
It has continued to be struggle to communicate well and visit with the father, but we are investigating some vocational training for Cyrus. He is desiring to train to repair motorcycles in a garage. Please let us know if you are interested in sponsoring Ochen for vocational training.
Kenneth was resettled in Mbale. He had also run away from home after stealing money from the mother. The mother forgave him and was very happy to see his son after looking for him for 8 months. She promised to take him back to school.
We praise God that He stirs your hearts to give towards what stirs His. Thank you for partnering with us. Funding is a constant need for home visits, school fees, and resettlements.
Please visit our Giving Page if you are interested in partnering with us financially and helping these young men prepare for their futures.
We taught them a lesson about how everything is created with a purpose, and that God has a plan for their life. Then we played the Pie in the Face game which was gifted to Geof and I specifically for the boys. Afterwards, Geof worked on teaching guitar lessons and I hung out with the remaining boys. It was a great time!
Enjoy seeing how these boys are just like any others. They like to be goofy, they like to be silly, and sometimes they like to be "cool". It warms my heart every time they ask for a photo with me and me alone...even if they are pushing away other boys! haha.. We love them to pieces!