BOLAM Weekly Update: Children doing better
* Children: Thank you for praying as the children made great improvement this week having been sick with Ugandan flu (i.e., cough and cold). Please continue to pray for the general health of our children, especially as they begin school May 27. I treated our older children taking them out for a soda and snack in town before they start school. 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: Caleb is also feeling better and is ecstatic since his wife gave birth to a baby boy this week. Please keep Caleb and his family in your prayers. I, however, battled more of the Ugandan flu (see below).
* House Mother: Rose, one of our house mothers, could no longer live at Keirungi due to family issues so we have hired a new house mother. Please pray for Kate as she transitions into being a house mother. She has assisted at Keirungi in the past.
* Spirituality: We have started having Morning Prayer at Keirungi and it is going great. Our staff can really pray! I don’t understand what they’re saying, but I can tell they are really praying. We plan to begin having staff Bible studies once or twice a week after we get back from Kampala.
* Publications: I am working on our next periodic update, which will hopefully be emailed in the next week or two. Keep your eye out for it. We continue to rescue children and change lives.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Travel/School: We traveled to Kampala safely and somewhat smoothly to drop Samuel off at school on Sunday. We will stay in Kampala this coming week as we have a function to attend on Saturday.
* Samuel: During his break, Samuel shared with us struggles he has been having at school. Additionally, is struggling academically, which has not happened before. He was in very low spirits the week before going back to school, which greatly concerned us. Knowing that secondary or high school years are so important for one’s academic future, we are discussing schooling options for Samuel, even exploring the possibility of Samuel going to high school in the U.S. Please be in prayer for us as we plan and make changes for Samuel’s future.
* Foster/Adoption: We still plan to follow through with beginning to foster a child from Keirungi. We are discussing how this fits in with a possible family change of Samuel attending school in the U.S. and the timing of it.
* Illness/Clinic: I have been battling the Uganda flu (i.e., the common cold) and took a turn for the worse Thursday night/Friday before traveling so I went to a private clinic for treatment. For $10, I had my blood checked for malaria (no malaria – yea!) and received medication and cough syrup to combat symptoms of the Ugandan flu. There is no doctor’s charge, per se.
* Dental: I am finally getting used to my partial denture. I am beginning to master eating with it, though I have not tried eating grasshoppers with it. The partial
denture (one tooth) cost $32.