I greet you all in the precious name of our Lord. It’s my great honor to share this monthly report with you, as it was characterized by joy and sadness. However we are encouraged by His word that whatever happens, it’s for the good of those who believe in Him. We give Glory to the Almighty God that our children have been given a chance in life which most kids don’t receive. This is happening because they are special before the Lord and they have been chosen among the many. Thank you for being part of the vessel that the Lord is using to bring hope, love and help them reach their full potential.
As Ryan prepared to go on furlough this year, he made sure that each house mom was stocked with all the essential medical supplies. Each home received supplies for treating malaria, first aid, flu, infections, etc. Each mother was briefed on her roles in recognizing and administering medicine when needed. Mama Susan has been tasked with the follow ups on monthly visits for our two girls living with HIV. Overall, I believe we are in a good place and Ryan can go for his furlough.
We further had a health inspection from the District Health Office Busiu, checking on the conditions of the home and helping us identify areas that need improvement, especially general hygiene and repairs among others. The inspector was taken around the home, inspecting every house, the compound and the school as well.
June was a very rewarding time at Lulwanda, and a team arrived from Sharon Church in McDonough, GA. This team of seven spent the week focusing on vacation Bible school for all lower primary children. Many crafts were made; tie-dye shirts were made, along with balloon animals. Each session began with the team leading praise and worship and telling a Bible story to the children. They also put a very large smile on our boys’ faces when they donated a PlayStation 4 with their favorite soccer video game FIFA 2019. This team also spent two days going into the local village and sharing the gospel and meeting the most essential needs of eight families. We praise God for the partnership and fruit that can be seen from this trip. The team plans to potentially bring two teams over the next year.
Construction Of New Houses
Construction of houses 5 & 6 is in progress and construction work is going on well. Both buildings are at roofing level and the construction work will be completed by the end of August. Again another set of 20 kids will be accommodated in these two new houses. We are so grateful for the financial support which has enabled the work to move on well.
I am glad to report that several of our children have been admitted to different Universities for the August 2019 intake.
|1||MALIZA MUTENYO||MAKERERE UNIVERSITY|
|BACHELOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MGT||3 YRS|
|2||DINAH NAMBOZO||UCU-MUKONO||BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION||3 YRS|
|3||BRENDA NABWIRE||UCU-MUKONO||BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION||3 YRS|
|4||AIDA KAKAYI||UCU-MBALE||BACHELOR OF ART IN EDUCATION||3 YRS|
|5||BRENDA BABIRYE||UCU-MBALE||BACHELOR OF PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTICS||3 YRS|
Late Florence Nekesa
It was a very sad moment for the entire Lulwanda family when we learned that our own beloved staff member Florence Nekesa passed on. She had been struggling for some time complaining of several illnesses until she was diagnosed with Hypertension. She later had a stroke and died. She left behind six children and three are still school age. We appreciate the valuable time she invested in Lulwanda of 14 yrs. She was hardworking and loving to the children. Fresh memories of her are still among the staff members and the children. We shall miss her greatly. May the good Lord continue comfort the family members. May her soul rest in peace.
Thank you so much for reading this report and kindly take some few minutes to pray for Lulwanda family as the Holy Spirit shall guide you.
Thank you once again!
Lulwanda Children’s Home