Thursday, February 4, 2010
I have not done well updating here lately, but here is the latest:
Zeke and I leave March 1 for a 2-week visit to Uganda. We are very excited! During this trip, Suzanne and I will spend a day at Hospice Jinja (here's a link just FYI) while Zeke and some of the older kids will go to the orphanage there. I am collecting supplies for the hospice, which are desperately needed (I posted a blog entry about the hospice several months ago).
I will be spending time with the wonderful ladies of Newezekana, and in the slums of Nomowongo; the kids of Nesco; and the kids of Ray of Hope. There has also been some talk of going to Gulu to help paint an orphanage there, but not sure if that will happen this trip or not. All in all, it will be a busy time!
As most of you know, we have postponed the previously-announced Silent Auction to a later (unknown) date in 2010. I'll let you know when that is back to definite status, and who our band will be! For those of you who offered to help, I'm going to get back to you, don't worry!
The fundraisers for the jewelry have slowed down after Christmas, as expected, but I have a few home parties on the calendar. If you'd be interested in hosting one, just let me know! I can also speak to your church or other group after I return in March - I love the opportunity to share Uganda with anyone and everyone.
Thank you for all who made Ten Eighteen's first year great, and for enabling us to be a blessing to those in Uganda and in Zambia. We covet your continued prayers!