BOLAM Weekly Update: Day of the African Child celebrated
* Children: The children had another good week and are enjoying exercise with daily walks/runs to the gate and back. 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.
* Volunteer/Visitor: Kabarungi, the daughter of a Ugandan friend, has been enjoying volunteering at Keirungi. The children enjoy all visitors—whether white or black or American or Ugandan (or any race, color, or nationality for that fact). We enjoyed having lunch with an American missionary who is assisting at a boy’s home in Kabale. God continues rising up people to minister to the needs of vulnerable children in Uganda. We praise God for the various ministries here in Kabale—from church planting to youth discipleship programs to children’s homes.
* Spiritual: Morning Prayer times are going well. We started our weekly Bible study. I discussed experiencing freedom, which is based on abiding in God’s Word (knowing and obeying it) from Jn. 8:31-36. Caleb shared on Sunday with the adults about commitment.
* Pickup: We have enjoyed using the pickup and it has come in very handy for weekly shopping. I’ll have to send a picture of Primrose behind the wheel (though I prefer to be the one behind the wheel—I forgot how enjoyable it is to drive a pickup truck—watch out Uganda!).
* Day of the African Child: BOLAM/Keirungi participated in the Day of the African Child celebrations in Kabale (the day honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in South Africa on June 16, 1976, and has grown to focus on the various needs of African children). Caleb, Ronald, and Medius took several of our older children for the celebration.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Thursday Fellowship: We hosted our Thursday Fellowship group. We had about 40 people. It was a full house, but as the Ugandan adage goes, “There is always room for one more!” We had a nice time of singing and worship and we learned about living by faith. Primrose helped prepare tea, corn, mandazi (African donuts), bananas, and buns for a snack afterwards.
* Kabale Cough & Cold: Thank you for your prayers. The Kabale cough and cold are almost gone. I do have a little bit of a lingering cough. Primrose is also feeling good.
* Samuel: We are leaning toward homeschooling at this time if we can work out connectivity and other issues. Please continue to pray for God’s guidance. Also, please pray for Samuel (and us as parents) as we deal with some integrity issues with him.
* Spiritual Disciplines: I “enjoyed” a partial day’s fast (two meals) and enjoyed the extra prayer time at lunch. I also started rememorizing Exodus 20. Thank you for praying for me as I desire to grow in spiritual disciplines. Please pray for Primrose, too, as she desires to grow in Bible reading and prayer.