Mbulamuti partners with Water's Edge-Allen and Water's Edge-Frisco in Dallas. What began as a small congregation meeting in an abandoned building has become a flourishing school of over 400. It was a pleasure to enjoy some entertainment by the kids and check out their new playground! One hundred ten students are sponsored here. They are a photogenic bunch!
Namwenda owns a small amount of land and they have constructed a very temporary structure that serves as a school for 120 kids. They have no partner and no children are sponsored. We did leave a duffel bag full of books with them in February and loved seeing them being used. We even got to enjoy a "drama" that was from the Arches book "The Empty Tomb"; the kids did an AWESOME job!
We said our "good-byes" and headed for home. We drove up on a car in the ditch and a truck in the center of the road soon after we left. Julius, our courageous bus driver, was able to navigate us around the scene and an hour and a half later, we were back at the Sunset Hotel in Jinja.
It was a small group for dinner - only 6 of us. Somehow the discussion turned to the Tooth Fairy and Violet shared the Uganda version with us - the Tooth Rat. Yes, Tooth Rat. Those of you who know Violet know that there is always the possibility of embellishment with her, but we googled it and she was telling the truth!
Today we go to Butangala. They are going to hear some great news today - that they have a partner in the US with Immanuel Lutheran Church & School in Wentzville, Missouri. They have gone from 18 to 69 sponsored kids since our last visit and we look forward to sharing that news with them!
We are thankful for your continued prayers and look forward to our day!