BOLAM Weekly Update: Rachel, our new house mother, is transitioning well
* Children: Praise the Lord! It has been a wonderful week for our children. They all had very good health except Hanisha and Amri (Rachel’s children) had mild flu. They were treated and by week’s end were fine. The children did end of term examinations at their school. The school term ends this coming week. The preschoolers who stay home enjoy learning new words and playing games. Friday’s vocabulary is greatly improving and Hanisha is slowly learning first words and phrases, e.g., How are you?, eego (yes, good), nigye (fine). Thank you for praying for all of our children at Keirungi: Joseph, Alex, Amanya, Kato, Kakuru, Gift, Night, Determine, Murungi, Antony, Deo, Blessing, Shalom, Nunu, Evelyn, Friday, Namara, Innocent Tumuhimbise, Innocent Tumwesigye, and Hanisha and Amri (Rachel’s children). Thank you, also, for praying for those children we have resettled with their families: Ninsiima and Odongo and Opio.
* Staff: Rachel is doing well transitioning to life at Keirungi as our new house mother.
* Spiritual: Ronald led the worship last Sunday 4/6 and did a wonderful job.
* Agriculture: Staff planted short beans and prepared land for vegetable growing. Staff will plant cabbage, carrot, and spinach seedlings this coming week.
* Crosstimbers/Donation: We received a donation of home-made pajamas and socks from a member at Crosstimbers Christian Fellowship to take with us in June.
* Travel Plans: We have confirmed our travel plans. We will all travel back to Uganda June 11. It has been a long and exhausting time here in the U.S. with my mom’s illness and subsequent death, having a lot of dental work done and mourning the loss of a second tooth in less than a year, taking care of personal business, and then falling and breaking my shoulder. I am ready to get back to Uganda, especially where there is no snow and ice for me to fall!
* Church Presentations/Meetings: We will give an update presentation at Northern Ridge Baptist Church in Erie, Colorado, on May 4 during their evening service that begins at 6 p.m.
General Ugandan, World, and Cox Family Update:
* Shoulder. I had a good follow-up appointment with my orthopedic doctor. My arm and shoulder continue healing nicely. I am now officially out of my sling and was given new exercises to do at home. Ouch! If I continue healing as I am, I should be officially released from the doctor in early June before we go to Uganda. Wow! Talk about God’s timing, even with unfortunate events! Thank you for your prayers.
* Colorado Ugandan Community: Primrose had the opportunity to meet many Ugandan friends and acquaintances. Sadly, she had attended a funeral service for a Ugandan family whose baby died.
* Vulnerable: I watched a very disturbing documentary about sex slaves/trafficking. The documentary highlighted girls in the U.S. (yes, the U.S.) who were kidnapped and forced into prostitution, in addition to girls in Mexico. Sex slaves/trafficking is a real and growing problem around the world and even here in the U.S. We need to make sure we are protecting our children here in the U.S., in Uganda, and around the world. We pray for God to protect and deliver those who are kidnapped and forced into prostitution and we also pray for God to empower organizations and individuals who are working to end this travesty.