Firstly we want to thank you for the time many of you have taken to visit the site and contact us with positive messages and encouragement.
In Eastern Uganda the rains are, we pray, coming very soon and our people are getting their gardens ready for planting. They are really trusting that God is going to bring the amount of rain the crops need. In the North of the country there has been failure of the rains twice and malnutrition is a real problem in one of the most fertile countries in Africa.
With the rain comes an increased risk of malaria and we have just sent money to Martin to buy his medical supplies in advance (the type of medical supplies we need varies from season to season).
Over the weekend Sam picked up the large consignment of Ateso bibles we promised local church leaders in November and these will be distributed in the next few days.
Robert is now settling into his studies for the Certificate in Nursing in Mbale and will soon be going onto the wards for his practical experience. CVP is providing the finance for his clinical kit; in Uganda student nurses/midwives have to provide not only their own uniform but also their own thermometers, disposable gloves, sutures etc. He is looking forward to this and we are looking forward to hearing good reports about his work.