Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Update on the Congo trip

Also, as I was going through videos I found these two videos of Musoke and Umaru when they were on the street as well. I thought I would share them from the craziness of our street children programs:

The first one (below) is of Umaru, in blue

The other is of Musoke (in the black tshirt talking at the beginning)

L to R Bashir, Kateregga, Uncle Peter, and a good friend Pastor Dwight 

 We received this update from Uncle Peter on the boys trip to the Congo. "On our arrival in Congo we received
a pastoral welcome, Derrick and Bashir had a great time as they distributed gospel
tracts to people in Beni market, they were surrounded by a big crowd of people
wanting to receive a copy only to realise the people supplying tracts had a language barrier.
We also made door to door evagelism and we gave Derrick and Bashir interpreters, they
laid their hands on the sick and whosoever needed prayers. On the day we came back they
were still wanting to stay in congo. Thank you for your prayers and financial support."

Thursday, February 16, 2012


So uncle Peter,  Kateregga Derik and Bashir Agaba are going to be ministering in the Congo for this next week. We are so excited they were finally able to go on this trip, Bashir and Kateregga are going on this trip through our Ugandan church, Streams of Life, they both want to be pastors when they grow up (Bashir wants to be a pastor among other things, lol) and they are very sweet and responsible kids. When we  first talked with them about the posibility of going on this trip they were so excited yet humble admitting that if God didnt allow them go (because of them faling to get a passport or visa, conflict in the Congo, etc-) that they would know it was because He was protecting them, but that if they DO get to go, it is going to be a great opportunity to be a light for Him. We are SO proud of the both of them and want to keep looking forward to taking our children on missions trips in the years to come.

On a side night, Peter, the oldest boy in our home was able to help us out a lot in ministry this last year. We had a dental team come from Providence this last year and Peter (who wants to be a doctor) was able to translate and help them for their entire one week trip, he did great! Then when he got out of school for his holiday he was able to come and be in charge of our medical in our street childrens programs (giving first aid to the many kids that had cuts and wounds that needed cleaning and dressing). He would come in dress pants, a white, long-sleeved collared shirt and tie with a stethascope around his neck, all of the street kids now call him doctor!

We are so proud of our boys and just know that they are going to be the future world changers of Uganda!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

William getting water from our new water
tank to bathe

So the boys started their new school this week and by the looks of it have decided that they want to take over the school.  Many of them are running for positions (which they run for and are then elected for by the student body. 

Big Bashir as we call him (Bashir Agaba) and Edrissa are running for head boy,  Edrik Kato is running for head monitor, Kateregga Derrik for tim keeper, Amos for health prefect,
and Shafick for food

We moved!

So we did it, after years of prayer and months of building God provided for us not one but two beautiful new homes on our own plot of land out in Bombo. These pictures are from, "moving day" with the boys. Some boys were more... well helpful than others when it came to a day of moving but nonetheless we finally did it and moved in! Hurrah! It was definitely a very long day, Shafik and Musoke (which is why they are in all of the pictures) were my little shadows the entire day.

As soon as David and I get back to
 Uganda March 1st, we've got even more
 kiddos to love on and bring into our homes! 

God is good!