BOLAM Weekly Update - Children fascinated with eye glasses
* Children: Keirungi children had another good week happily enjoying games, sports, home chores (happily?), videos, and outings as they attended church in town last Sunday. We were able to Skype. It was so great to see them. They all look very healthy and happy. They were enamored with and admired daddy’s glasses (they had not seen me in them). We can’t wait to see them in about 40 days!!! Blessing’s knee is healing fast (she had fallen and injured it). Thank you for praying for all of our children at Keirungi: Joseph, Alex, Amanya, Kato, Kakuru, Gift, Night, Determine, Murungi, Antony, Deo, Blessing, Shalom, Nunu, Evelyn, Friday, Namara, Innocent Tumuhimbise, Innocent Tumwesigye, and Hanisha and Amri. Thank you, also, for praying for those children we have resettled with their families: Ninsiima and Odongo and Opio.
* Agriculture: Staff weeded egg plants and beans this week.
* Training: Caleb attended a three-day training session on Service Quality Standards to Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (OVCs). A support supervision team will visit all organizations working with OVCs the next few months to assess each organization’s performance.
* International Adoption Net (IAN): We attended IAN’s Night of Hope Ethiopian fundraiser held to raise funds for a school and community center. Uganda may be the focus for next year’s fundraiser as we are working with IAN helping to facilitate adoptions from Uganda including from Keirungi.
* Updates/Presentations/Meetings: We are scheduled to give an update at Flatirons Baptist Church in Boulder, Colorado, May 21.
General Ugandan, World, and Cox Family Update:
* Shoulder/Leg. We have appointments with the orthopedic doctor Monday 5/5 to follow-up on my shoulder (I expect a good report) and Primrose’s MRI done to check her Achilles tendon that she ruptured 2½ years ago. Thank you for your prayers.
* Birthday. Primrose turned 23 years old!!! That’s right! Primrose celebrated her birthday May 1. She is always told that she looks young. Now we know why! Oh, by the way, you should know it was her spiritual birthday. Don’t you know you’re not supposed to mention a woman’s earthly age, especially a Ugandan woman’s earthly age!