Sunday, June 29, 2014

Betty's Father

HCU feels it is important to maintain family relationships, even with children whose parents cannot take care of them.

This weekend we took Betty to the village to see her biological father. He is 80 years old. We found his house in a very desperate state. The roof is completely rusted and full of holes, the builder says that the house cannot support a new roof and wont last through another rainy season. The back wall of the house is going to fall soon, it was wobbly when Pafra touched it. There are huge gaping holes in the mud, and the wood supporting the mud is rotten.

This man is still raising Betty's 10 yr old brother. We would like to bless him with a new house. He is too old to live in a house with those conditions.

Here are some pictures.

We have 2 choices, one to replace the mud house with a new mud house, or to make him a brick house.
The mud house will cost $1200 
The brick house $3,600 

Please pray about helping this man. his name is Sylvester.
If you choose to help please put betty in memo of paypal


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Big Changes

The past 2 months have seen some changes around HC!

We have reunited 3 children and have found homes for 5 children! God is working on peoples hearts!
The children that were reunited, we still pay their school fees and will monitor their situation at home for some time to make sure everything transitions smoothly.

We actually now have a waiting list of Ugandans that are wanting to foster newborn babies!
How awesome is that!

We were sad to see the children leave, and we miss them dearly, its hard living with children for so long and not seeing their faces each morning! But we know that the best place for a child is within a family.

Please pray for the reunited families and the adoptive families!

We are hoping to reunite 2 more children within this next month, please be praying for all the children's transitions!

keep the village in your prayers as the building is still missing roof and doors, and the upcoming chicken building.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Village Projects

We have been focusing on finding ways of self sustainability.

At the end of this year we are putting in a chicken house that will house 1,000 chickens! With the help of the Dutch organizations Alkare and Wilde Ganzen. We will be selling chicken eggs. With these profits we will be adding on o our chicken houses til we have enough to completely fund HCU base budget.

Preparations have to be made for this to work efficiently. So we have been building a fence, toilet, and sufficient housing for people that will work with the chickens and on the village land.

 Finished toilets!!! These were definitely needed!!!

We are still needing $3,100 to finish the 2 sections of the building we are raising. This will be mostly for the roof and metal doors and windows. Would you please pray about helping us finish this half of the buiding? We will be finishing the other half once we start gaining some income!

We are very excited about all the possibilities this land will give the children, and how much it can be utilized for the benefit of HCU.

Tomorrow marks the last day the builder is going to be able to work, as Randy and I have ran out of money to continue. Please pray God works miracles!