Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NGO Status and Work Permits

Peter and I made the ever dreaded trip to Kampala Monday, I have to say that this was the most uneventful, almost pleasant trip yet. Although, Peter did get us lost or took the long way around a few times.

Our NGO was processed and approved!!! Praise God! That bad side of this is, they could not give us our NGO Certificate because the chairman of the board took them home to sign, this means yet another trip to Kampala just to pick certificate

Work Permits, well, those seem to be backlogged and think they were just handing out February applications Monday. But this is Uganda anything is possible. I did immigration shuffle while i was there, go here do this, now go here do this, went through 6 shuffles! ARGH! Well patience I guess, but it also means I am going to have to renew visas grrrrrr!

Please pray for Clinton, his tummy has not been so good, plus he has been having a cold. He is miserable little guy.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Rough Week

So it has been kind of rough without Randy this past week, I had caught this awful cold, and it was dragging me down. I took Betty for her intake exam with the DR and he even noticed I was still sickly, so he prescribed an antibiotic for me. Needless to say, 3rd pill into the antibiotic, (Augmentin) I got so so sick, I couldnt barely breath for rushing to the bathroom, I was bed bound and bathroom bound. I had a bad reaction to the antibiotic, I was down and out for a day and a half.

I have some of the best children on earth, they fed themselves, they tried not to bicker, and they generally helped out with the babies etc. I still have a horrible cough, but willing to wait a couple more days now before trying a different antibiotic.

We are waiting for Randys passport to arrive and then we will be making a trip into Kampala to check on the status of the work permits and NGO certificate. It was supposed to arrive yesterday that meant we would be traveling today to Kampala, but it did not show. Trip to Kampala postponed til next week! One part of me says yippeee, the other part says man I would have liked to get it over

Oh a good note, Ester is much much better, she is eating, in fact you have to limit her food she wants to eat and eat. She smiles, she is crawling more, and generally improving. Please keep praying for a smooth recovery for her!

Please click the picture for a larger view.

Blessings to all,

Monday, June 13, 2011

New House Girl

God is so awesome!!! I am so glad to serve the one True God!!! Last week I had the privilege of hiring a house girl, (required here in Uganda by missionaries). She is AMAZING! The house is so incredibly sparkly and clean, I found her scrubbing the shoes out front yesterday. Then later the same day, I saw her take down the new shower curtain and go wash it, she is kind hearted, sweet and so polite. The worker I have working with the babies when I am not around, I gave the task of orientating her, letting her know all about HCU and how we will be working. The worker left out the part that we are a Christian organization, and that a weekly Bible Study will commence in just a couple weeks. Zura, is a Muslim. Please pray that we can witness to her, that she feels the love of God from our family, that she wants the peace that we have in Christ and that the love of Jesus shines through us to change her life forever for Him!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

More Progress!

THis week was a very busy week, we have been able to make some more progress on projects! We bought a generator, (this wasnt in the plans but some other missionaries had one that they needed to sell, and gave us a nice discount. The generator is hooked up and functional! No more worries about spoilage etc.

The back canopy has been completed, providing us an outdoor eating area when we have numerous children. Painting has finally started on the back area! Yea!

We received another child, so now we have 3 children! They are all so incredibly beautiful!

Please continue to pray for Ester, our work permits being completed, and our NGO certificate. I will be going to Kampala this week and checking to see if they have been completed.

Pictures coming soon!!!

Blessings to all!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Please pray for Ester, she is a 19 month old, who weighs less than 10lbs, she is beautiful and very smart! Shes has been with us 2 days, and she has already enriched our lives! What a blessing she is.

We appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you for being such awesome prayer warriors!

This district in Mityana does not have any programs in reference to children, we already see where HCU needs to expand in parental training, and rehabilitation. We feel so priviledged that God moved our hearts and brought us here.

On a sad note, we are not yet fully funded, so Randy went back to the states yesterday and will arrive tonight to go back to work for 4 months. Plus he will be having a minor surgery in August, (I say minor but if you ask him he will say its MAJOR). We have never been apart this long before and though we know it is going to be the hardest thing we have ever done, we know God is control and we are trusting in Him.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

When it rains, it pours!

This week has been a busy week! A baby was brought to us, his name is Clinton, he is very precious,

There is also another baby that is 19 months old, and has been in the hospital for 5 days, she weighs less than 10lbs,she was so malnourished that she was unable to keep food down,malaria, and various other problems. She will be coming here when she is released, her name is Ester. Betty is a 2 month old baby whose mother died giving birth to her and very distant relatives have been caring for her, they are also wanting to bring her to HOPE Center. We are waiting for an appt with the probation officer before she comes.

Please pray for all these babies, they are all very precious, pray for the Lord to direct the best path for these babies! There is a great need in this district of Uganda, for rehabilitation for mothers and babies, for education with the mothers in parenting, etc. Pray for more missionaries to come to this district and start some of the most needed programs. The need is more than words can describe.

Thank you to all that pray with us, and for us.