BOLAM Weekly Update - Pray for Sick Children and Staff
*ILLNESS: Several children and mum Jolly are ill with cough and cold, fever, and headache during this rainy season. Additionally, some children have runny tummies. Mildred's son is also very sick and was taken to the hospital. Please pray for overall health, strength, and recovery. In addition, please pray for Jordan--one of our boys recently brought in--as he continues to recover from malnourishment.
*ADOPTION: Joseph is struggling a bit knowing that he will soon be taken to America. Please pray for patience for him as he waits for his adoptive parents to complete the process to come and get him and Murungi. Additionally, please pray that we will be able to quickly get all required documents for the embassy visit so the children will be granted visas to go to the U.S. We are beginning to facilitate the process and gather paperwork on other children who are adoptable.
*GAMES: To celebrate Ugandan Independence Day October 9, the children played soccer and volleyball. They divided by gender and the boys won the soccer competition 2-1, but the girls won in volleyball 25-22. It was stiff and fun competition. Everyone enjoyed juice and cake afterwards.
*DESTRUCTION: Children broke glass on the doors and a water tap. Please pray that they will learn to be careful and that they will also learn that there are certain areas for play and other areas not for play.
*GOAT ROASTING: The Keirungi community had a special treat Saturday as we slaughtered and enjoyed eating a goat.
*AGRICULTURE: We are planting more vegetables such as cabbage, egg plants, and pumpkins, along with passion fruit.
*GIVING: Over $10,000 was given on Missions Sunday by Crosstimbers' members to benefit BOLAM. We thank God for His provision and for Crosstimbers members' generosity and their care and concern for vulnerable children in Uganda.