Stuck in no man’s land

1 Chronicles 16:8-9 – Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles.

 

This month we have been reflecting on how God has been answering our prayers and his continuous provision. Thank you all for your continuous prayers and support. We have so much to be thankful for and answered prayers.

We asked you to pray for was for WET Consulting as we had been going through a slightly dry phase (pun intended). Since then we have been absolutely overflowing with work (also intended). We have completed four boreholes this month and some other small jobs too with most of the work coming from our team and other associates and they have all been Ugandan clients (something we were previously struggling with). One of the boreholes was in South Sudan (or possibly the no-mans-land between South Sudan and Uganda depending on who you ask); Tim was not permitted to enter this area so it was a good chance for the drilling team to lead the project alone. Another of these boreholes was a community well where we trialled a method of using the profits gained to drill on behalf of communities; we asked them to provide food, locally available communities and a small cash sum and to help with the drilling possess. The method worked really well and the community was really engaged with the work, we look forward to many more of this type of project. We will be drilling yet another borehole this week travelling to the south east of the country and the whole team is looking forward to going. We are also excited about having an intern from the UK who will join us at the end of this week to work with WET until September.

 


We are grateful that we now have a new member of staff at our offices under the Child Protection Project as a trainer. Her name is Valerie and she started last week and will be with us for at least a year. The Child Protection Team team has now grown from just Linda a few month ago to adding Valerie and Sharon (a legal intern). This week we start training at a primary teacher training college on recognising and reporting child abuse as well as starting another group of schools for the 3 day policy training which will be Val’s main work going forward.


 

 

We are grateful to have celebrated 1st year anniversary of Gulu Globetrotters. We are still in awe of God’s goodness and provision for this little home school co operative. We celebrated with a cake and had our first school “official photo”. As the school continues to expand we realise that we do need another teacher for reception, year 1 or year 2. If you (or you know someone) who could be interested in working with this lovely group of children from 9 different countries please contact BMS directly. Opportunities are available from 1-2 year volunteer stints or longer term options and the role would combine with helping other organisations train the nursery and primary teachers of the future.

 

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GGS on 1st anniversary 

We asked you to pray for health in our family and community because last month there were a lot of issues.   We want to thank God that since our last update we have all been healthy! We also had a great time with Linda’s sister who visited us for two weeks and experienced an adventurous road trip to the borehole near Sudan and one training in a school. As well as countless story reading moments with the three kids

 

There is a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward too; we will be welcoming a Church team this week that are here to see the projects and learn about work being done here in Gulu and it was Annabelle’s 5th birthday on Saturday (she had a “Ben and Holly” party and dressed as fairy ).

 

Thank you once again for all your prayers and thoughts.

 

Tim, Linda, Joshua, Annabelle and Elsa