Monday, December 7, 2009
Thanksgiving... and some sponsorship shifts
We ended Holly Days at Sanderson HS with almost exactly $900 in donations! It was awesome to be able to share all about Uganda with a couple of hundred people, and I had a great time (although my feet hurt!). I may be doing a 1st year show at Pullen House on Durant Road on December 19th - I'll let you know details if it comes about.
We have made a couple of changes in our sponsorship commitments, which I will also update on the website. Miriam is still participating in Newezekana, but not teaching the ladies any longer as there were some conflicts there. (Agnus has taken over that role.) Miriam is sharing a room with 3 others, and has started her tailoring back, so our commitment there, which was always short term, has ended.
Two of Caroline's sons have been living with her, and have gotten themselves and her into some legal trouble. We are very sad about it, as we were so hopeful that her situation would improve... And while we are thankful that she has 2 of her sons back, obviously having them be thieves wasn't what we were hoping for! So we have suspended our support for her - thankfully she is recovered from her surgery - unless and until the situation can be resolved. We pray that she will either be able to kick them out of her home and live for the Lord, or that they will truly take care of her in an honorable way, but are thankful that the Holy Spirit has shined the light on the situation.
Our total sponsorships for Oct, Nov and December were $225/month, or approximately 450,000 shillings. While we are discussing a couple of other needs, it looks like the sponsorship commitment for January 2010 will be about $150.
A box of jewelry was sent to me today, which will (with much prayer, I'm sure) arrive on or before the 17th. It's an early Christmas present - it's so fun going through all the new stuff! I do have jewelry, jewelry bags and cards left after Holly Days, so if you'd like to make a donation and receive some handmade items, please let me know!