BOLAM Weekly Update: Birthdays celebrated
* Children: The children had a good week. Caleb reports that they are all happy and enjoyed little chores, games, dances, music and sports during their last week of break. The children begin a new school year Monday, Feb. 3. They also celebrated birthdays for Friday (2 years), Murungi (3 years), Deo (4 years), and Amanya (6 years). None were sick this week. Thank you for praying! 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, Friday, Namara, Innocent Tumuhimbise and Innocent Tumwesigye.
* Resettlement: The reunification of Odongo and Opio with their mother is in progress. After Night acquires a place to live, we will resettle the boys with her. The probation officer is working on the transfer of the two Innocents back to Mbarara.
* Health: Ronald has improved. Thank you for praying.
* Agriculture: Staff harvested Irish potatoes and finished harvesting beans. Approximately 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of beans were harvested this season.
* Speaking Engagements: I will speak at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown, Iowa, Feb. 9 and we will present BOLAM to Redeemer Bible Church in Brighton Feb. 23.
General Ugandan Update:
* School Bells Are Ringing: Children return to school in Uganda Monday, February 3, to begin a new school year, which runs on a calendar year from early February to early December. The first term ends April 25.