BOLAM Weekly Update: Kids doing fine; purchased pickup truck
* Children: The children had a good week. 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.
* Visitors/Volunteer: A Ugandan doctor who lives in Canada visited Keirungi with his wife and daughter. They donated clothing and will begin to support BOLAM. The daughter will volunteer for the next week while they are in Kabale.
* Chapel: Caleb, a person we know from our Thursday Fellowship group, came and preached to the adults about impacting the lives of children. We were all challenged to make a difference.
* Pickup: We purchased a pickup truck partly with the balance of the grant we had received to purchase the van. The pickup will be used primarily for agricultural purposes (e.g., bringing chicken feed to site) and weekly shopping.
* Periodic Update: I wrote a quick periodic update, which was emailed, about our activities the last six-plus months. I am still working on our next newsletter as pictures do a better job of telling our story.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Father’s Day: We hope all of the fathers had a happy Father’s Day. I enjoyed my day with our 19 children though I missed being with #20 (Samuel) who is at boarding school. However, I did get to speak to Samuel for half an hour on Saturday. That was a nice Father’s Day treat. Thanks to a mosquito and then not being able to sleep well, I spent several hours with my Heavenly Father early Sunday morning. Paul said in Romans that Jesus is the One who condemns, but that He is also the One who intercedes for us (imagine that!). In the same way, I felt God telling me that He is the One who tests us, but that He is also the One who gives us strength to endure the testing. I had a great sense that God is there to help us and that He wants us to pass the tests that we go through—that He wants us to succeed. Testing is used to refine and purify our faith, and also to mature us. God did not desire the Israelites to wander in the wilderness for 40 years; rather, He would have wanted them to believe and trust Him and march right into the Promised Land. The same is true for us.
* Kabale Cough & Cold: The Kabale cough and cold is still hanging onto me. Primrose also started feeling a little under the weather. Please pray for healing, strength, and recovering.
* Samuel: We continue seeking God regarding Samuel’s schooling and are pursuing both Samuel attending high school in the U.S. and homeschooling. Please continue to pray for God’s guidance.