BOLAM Weekly Update: Joseph wants to stay home
* Children: Primrose reports that all of the children are doing well. Some had dental appointments to have teeth pulled. Previously, all of the children had oral exams as a local dentist came to Keirungi. A child’s heart: upon hearing that my mom was sick, Blessing and Nunu broke out in tears. How sweet and caring! 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.
* Construction: Construction on the village administrator house is proceeding with work on finishings.
* Terrorist Threat: As I emailed separately, the U.S. embassy reports that Uganda is under threat of another terrorist attack from Al-Shabaab. Please pray that any attack will be averted. We are safe in rural Kabale.
* Speaking Engagements: I spoke at Heritage Bible Church Sunday 10/13 during the adult class time on Romans 8:35-39 about how nothing can separate us from God’s love and also from John 6 about how we should not turn away from Jesus when something is incomprehensible as He has the words of everlasting life. I am preparing for Missions Sunday at Crosstimbers October 27. I will preach on the Great Commission from Matthew 28:16-20 and also give an update on BOLAM and Keirungi. I have rescheduled BOLAM updates at churches so Primrose can join me.
* Primrose’s Travel Plans: We have confirmed Primrose’s itinerary. She will travel and arrive at DIA on November 22 (my birthday—what a great birthday present!) and stay until January 17.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Mom: My mom had a follow-up appointment with the oncologist to determine how she handled her first chemotherapy treatment. She did experience side effects such as mouth sores and sensitivity to cold, but not to the extent that was alarming to the doctor. She received a shot to boost her red blood cells. The nurse said that the shot costs $5,000 to $10,000. Does Obamacare address that? Thank you for praying for my mom and please continue to do so, especially as she has her next chemotherapy treatment this coming Wednesday.
* Primrose: Primrose is doing well holding down the fort in Uganda though the truth probably is that she holds down the fort anyway whether I’m there or not.
* Shawn (Health): Taking a week’s reprieve, I continued with dental treatments; this week on the upper left. Thankfully, I needed no root canal or teeth pulled.