BOLAM Weekly Update: From Kampala to Kabale
* Children: The children had a good week in our absence (hopefully, not because of our absence (0: ). 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, and Namara.
* Staff: Please pray for our staff at Keirungi as we work through some relational issues.
* Spiritual: Wyco from our Thursday Fellowship group came and shared with us Sunday. We were encouraged to seek God, find purpose in our lives, and to live in God’s strength and not our own.
* Construction: We had a follow-up meeting in Kampala with the architect we’ve hired to do drawings and bills of quantity for future construction.
* Kampala: While in Kampala, we did a bit of work on our recently purchased pickup and bought various items such as office supplies and specialty items for the homes.
* Sharing the vision: While doing work at a coffee house/restaurant, I struck up a conversation with a Ugandan man who turned out to be a fellow Christian. He said that he was impressed with our ministry and desires to support us. Pray that God would always give us boldness to share the Gospel and the vision and ministry of Bread of Life African Ministries and Keirungi.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Travel: We had a safe journey to Kampala Saturday 7/6 (thanks for praying!) and traveled back safely to Kabale Saturday 7/13. We had good journeys overall. While in Kampala, we enjoyed coffee and I enjoyed ice cream. With the inconsistency of power, ice cream is a rare commodity in Kabale. Exercise was non-existent, food plenteous, and discipline lacking, so we gained a couple of pounds and we are now trying to get back on track.
* Samuel: We enjoyed our time with Samuel last Sunday 7/7 though he had to take a couple of tests online for a homeschooling program we’re looking into. Please continue to pray for God’s guidance regarding his schooling (e.g., for Internet connection issues to be worked out).
* Devotional Challenge: This week Primrose and I were challenged in our daily Bible readings to be like Paul—he freely gave his testimony to fellow Jews and prominent Gentiles, he was obedient to the heavenly vision God gave him, he spoke with confidence knowing Whom he had believed, and he was perceptive (e.g., he perceived that the boat he was in with other prisoners was going to sink).
* Mom: Please pray for my mom. She has several health issues including her kidneys functioning at about half of what they should. Tests were done and she’s waiting to receive the results. Please pray for her health and strength and for wisdom for the doctors in determining the problem and the right course of treatment.
* Mike: Please pray for my brother Mike as he has completely given himself over to his addiction. He was fired from his job and left his family. Last we heard he was in San Francisco.