BOLAM Weekly Update: I see a helicopter!
* Children: Primrose reports that all of the children are doing well. For their monthly outing, they attended church in town and then went to a local hotel that has play equipment. With the Prime Minister in town, the children got to see a helicopter fairly close up. They were all excited. Contrasting Joseph, Amanya really enjoys school and was quite disappointed to learn that they weren’t going back to school one afternoon because of a bad rainstorm. 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.
* New home: Caleb, our village administrator, and his wife with their baby son moved into their new home we just built at Keirungi. They are excited to live there.
* Speaking Engagements: I will be giving an update Nov. 10 and thanking the youth group and congregation at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown, Iowa, for raising money for us to help us build our next home.
* Primrose’s Travel Plans: Primrose is set to travel and arrive on November 22.
* Sharing BOLAM: I met with a supporter and spoke with a lady from Virginia who is trying to network us with area churches and whose daughter is spearheading an effort to get donations for Keirungi children.
* Adoption: I met with staff from International Adoption Net, a Colorado adoption agency. We discussed working together to facilitate adoptions from Uganda. We are working on gathering the necessary paperwork to facilitate adoptions for some of our children.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Mom: My mom has had several rough days and has been in quite a bit of pain. Please pray for strength for her, especially as she is scheduled to have her next chemotherapy appointment this coming Wednesday. My niece Heather is visiting for the week to help care for her nanny.
* Primrose: Primrose is doing well and is looking forward to her trip to the U.S.
* Vision Exams: Samuel passed his vision exam with flying colors or letters and numbers I should say. I’m getting old. My Lasik surgery is still holding up (though there is an ever so slight decline in my vision); however, I could use readers.
* Spiritual: I enjoyed an hour’s prayer time. Though I would say I pray daily, I do not always carve out extended time. It was nice to connect with my Father for a prolonged time.