Monday, July 30, 2012

Joseph's Funding, Update on Triplets

I am happy to inform you all that God funded Josephs surgery!!!

Please joining us in thanking HIm!

The triplets father is upset his wife is still not home. He is getting very angry, so the hospital is going to discharge them in the very near future.

We are now looking for someone to sponsor the triplets milk. Milk alone is going to be almost $40 a month. If you are interested here is a sponsor tab!

Thank you body for praying with us, and helping us help these children.

This will be a recurring monthly charge

Friday, July 27, 2012


Most of you know that HCU does not limit itself to just being an orphanage. We also do some outreach and rehabilitation services. We also attempt to help where possible without interfering with the culture or enabling people to become dependant on our services.

Dan Douglass, a medical student that is due to graduate in April of 2013, has been helping us around the center while he is on break from school. He is the one that was able to get Josephs necessary surgery, he also volunteers his time at the Mityana Government Hospital during his break.

Last year, there were quads born at the Gov hospital, three weeks ago, one of the quads was brought to the hospital with pneumonia and ended up passing away. Dan came home and literally cried on my shoulder, and we both decided that we needed to do a check-up on the remaining 3 children. The problem was, they are in the deep village, or deep bush. This area is only accessible by a motorcycle. I drove him as far as we could go and then he hired a motorcycle to take him the rest of the way.

What he found was indescribable, 2 of the 3 remaining children were very very ill, he treated them as best he could and encouraged them to bring them to town so that they could receive proper treatment. The parents refused, the father is an elderly muslim, and said that it was allah's choice to save these children or not. Dan returned from the village very discouraged and sad, we gathered funds and he rented a boda and returned later to check on them again. At this time there was no change in the children and he once again encouraged them, and made arrangements for the children and mother to come to the hospital. THe father once again refused. The father said at this time he wanted to take the children to the witch doctor, and see what happens.

Two days ago, Dan returned yet again to the village to visit the children, this is what he found when he arrived.

The witch doctor prescribed razor blade treatment, to release the sickness from the children's body.
These wounds are now infected and septic, on top of the pneumonia these babies were already experiencing.

Dan wisely realized at this point he needed help, so he went to the local chairman (an authorative figure here in uganda) and thanfully, the Holy Spirit went before him and interceded on his behalf and the LC told the parents that the children must travel to the hospital!!! The children are now at the main hospital getting treatment.

Please understand and do not judge these people, as this is their culture, and please keep praying for these children, as they needed healing desperately.

We could also use any amount God would lay on your heart to donate, because although it is a gov hospital some medicines are not free, and we are busy raising money and trying to get enough to feed 3 babies and their mother while they are there plus the medicines that the children so desperately need!

We are also in need of more funds for Josephs surgery, his second surgery is scheduled this coming Friday, and we are lacking the funds, but we push forward and trust God completely that the funds will become available!

Thank you all for being a part of this ministry! We appreciate each and everyone of you!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Update on Joseph

Yesterday, DanDouglass the DR took Joseph back into Kampala for his check-up. He found out that Joseph's leg was so far gone with infection, that he is going to need yet another surgery to finish cleaning the infection out.

They return in 2 weeks for the second surgery. Please pray about donating to Josephs fund, as our funds for him are dangerously low. His medications for this infection are quite expensive and intensive. Please keep praying for the survival of his leg, wisdom for the doctors, and most of all for God to be glorified with this process.

Please pray for Joseph to be strong! After this next surgery, if he puts ANY weight on this leg, it will break, and then he will surely lose his leg. Right now he is only using the crutches when he knows I am watching! Teenagers!!!! So please pray he understands the seriousness of this next surgery!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Catching Up, Prayers Needed!

This past week has been eventful, to say the least.

I (Angie) got very ill with the stomach flu so I was in bed for 2 days, then, a needle was accidentally shoved through the side of my hand right under the little finger, it went in a good inch! 2 days after that, my finger swelled up like a balloon, and developed infection. Oh the joys!

I started antibiotics Friday, cried Saturday, and then cried some more on Sunday because i decided to waste gas money to go into the clinic in Kampala. I did not see my DR Sunday, but the DR on call, soo now I have an email from my DR stating that he wants me to return to Kampala, so that he can examine it. I am asking all of you, to please say a prayer for my finger, as right now there is a petrol, or gas, shortage and it is very very expensive, so I am refusing to go to Kampala again!

On a very exciting note, my husband comes home Wednesday morning! Praise the Lord, it has been a very very long 5 months without him. We all are very happy and counting down to his return.

Please keep praying for all the children here at HCU, and for funding so that Randy can be home more often.

I want everyone to understand, that even 10 dollars a month would make a huge difference! 300 people donating $10 and we have made our budget!

The children here have all been healthy and very happy! We are so blessed that God has brought us here.

Please keep praying everyone!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Building is Finished For Now/Piglets

The building is finished for now. We still need to replace $600 into our general fund for getting the building this far.

As some of you know we partnered with The mighty River Project, and have provided piglets to needy families, here are a few pictures of the piglets.

Please pray these piglets bless these families.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Reminders of Having Faith

Yesterday afternoon, the builder stopped by the house. He asked for 20 bags of cement and a load of sand to use up the supplies at the site. My answer was very quick. I informed him we were out of money for the building and that we could not manage to purchase those items. His answer was, are you sure mom because if we do not use these items they could get stolen or damaged. I told him I could not answer him without consulting the board members. He said, mom, I have been with you for over a year, and I have seen the things you have accomplished on faith, why are you not trusting God now to help with something that should be completed? I had no answer,....I just looked at him and said.....I still have to call America. But.....his words spoke volumes to me.

Where did my faith go? I knew that we should finish the supplies at the site, I knew that this was important, but yet..... Honestly, I know why I was hesitant to trust and have faith. HCU has been saving and saving Randy's paycheck, trying to get him home to his family for a visit. He will arrive July 18th. This means, we need around $5,000 US for him to stay for almost 2 months. He will then return to the states and continue to support HCU til Christmas. I knew that if we handed over the money it would take to use supplies it would cut into the money I have saved. HCU has 3,000 for his visit and still has to find 2,000 more. I spoke with the board and they said, we have to use those supplies, go ahead and authorize that money and we will pray that it is replaced somehow.

The builder promised to take only 2 people to the site and complete this work. When I arrived in the village today, I saw ALL the employees he has there. I said Pafra, we cannot afford this! He said mom, when I arrived at my shop they ALL were waiting and how could I turn away some and keep others, they need the work, and it was beyond me to choose who was most worthy. I told Pafra, we cannot pay them it is not in the budget. I already gave you money that was not designated for building. He said mom, we are going to pray, you will see, it will all work out!

Sometimes, with all the things wrong I see in this country, I see good things as well, and sometimes the childlike faith I see from adults ALL the time, reminds me that in the Western world we do NOT trust and have faith like we should.

As I left the village this afternoon, we gave 2 employees a ride to Mityana, and one said to me...Thank you for giving us work......

I know I have asked alot lately, but this project is more than just a self sustainability project, it is a job creator, it is hope for the villagers, it is a clinic that is so desperately needed, Please consider donating to this wonderful project!

If you do not want to donate to the project., then please help us make up the money needed for Randy to stay for 7 weeks with his family.

Blessings to All!!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Visitors and New Volunteer!

We were very very blessed to have some visitors this week from Alkare!!! If you have not heard of them please visit I want to tell you all, these were some wonderful visitors!!! They had wonderful gifts with them that we are praying will help HCU.

HCU enjoyed having them visit, we wished they would have been able to stay longer!

Our long term volunteer, Tawni, also arrived this week. PTL. We are enjoying her very much as well!

The cement was poured this week, and has to cure for 3 days!!!!

Walls are next, so I am going to beg and plead for the walls! Please everyone, buy a bag of cement, or a load of sand or some bricks, or lastly, some of the rebar that is needed.

We need $3,100 to get the walls up.

40  12mm bars at 1,160,000 @ $470
100 bags of cement @ $1250
Bricks @ $810
Lake Sand @ $570

Please everyone, help HCU create this self sustaining project, AND to help the villagers!!!!