BOLAM Weekly Update: Pray for children and staff
* Children: The children had a good week and our older ones got out of school on Friday. They will be on break for about a month. Please pray for Shalom and Determine as they are feeling a bit under the weather, along with all of our children as some are sneezing and coughing a little. Thank you for praying for all of our children: Joseph, Alex, Amanya, Kato, Kakuru, Gift, Night, Determine, Murungi, Antony, Deo, Opio, Odongo, Blessing, Shalom, Nunu, Evelyn, and Friday.
* Staff: Please pray for Meshomesa’s father as he is very ill and in the hospital. Meshomesa is our grounds supervisor/night guard. Please pray for Rose, one of our housemothers, as she is working through a situation with her 20 year-old daughter. Please also pray for Joan, our overall assistant, as she has not been feeling well (she went to the clinic and her blood work checked out okay).
* Play equipment: The children are really enjoying their merry-go-round and c-saw. Caleb, our coordinator, and Katongore, our grounds worker/night guard, are also building a playhouse. It’s coming along nicely.
* Chapel: Tomorrow is our family service where we all worship together. We will share Bible stories with the children and give a short teaching for the adults.
* Accountant: We have hired a part-time accountant to relieve me of my duties so I can focus more on communicating with supporters, fundraising, and assisting with projects such as constructing the playhouse (I desire to get out of the “office” more and interact with staff).
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Travel: I decided to stay behind and hold down the fort as Primrose traveled to Kampala to pick up Samuel for his month-long break. Primrose and Samuel are traveling back to Kabale today and will be here this evening. If you’re up early and read this, you can pray for traveling mercies for them.
* Big shoes to fill: While Primrose is away, I have been filling in for her doing shopping in town and running errands. Next time, I may be the one to travel. She has big shoes to fill! I would be lost without her.
* Enjoying food: Samuel enjoyed his first hamburger and fries (called chips here) in Kampala with Primrose. The menu at his new school is boring and not as varied as his previous school. I don’t think I could handle posho (a dish of maize flour or cornmeal cooked with water to a porridge- or dough-like consistency, which is the staple food in Uganda and called a second cousin to grits, and beans everyday—he’s a trooper. Samuel will enjoy Italian and Mexican nights mixed in with our Ugandan menu while he’s on break. I went to the supermarket and bought him bottles of Coke (thanks to his grandma!) and Pringles (yes, Virginia, there’s Pringles in Uganda).