Sunday, March 24, 2013

Great Success!

          God continues to provide and amaze me with His faithfulness! We had great success at our garage sale on Saturday- our total income was $712!  Added to other miscellaneous donations and additional Missions Fair sales at Living Oaks Community Church, NP, last Friday, we will be sending Pastor George slightly more than $1000.  A big thanks to all who contributed goods, donated money, purchased items at the Missions Fair (and the garage sale), and who continue to pray for God's work in Bukasa.  And a special thanks to Ana Zepeda who came early and helped all day making sales and promoting our cause!
One of the five classrooms
          I will be contacting Project Love to hand off the contributions.  The funds will then be made available to Pastor George as soon as possible this week.  I look forward to his update from Bukasa, and hearing his plan for future improvements and what's next on the list.  I'll keep you posted when I hear from him.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bukasa Garage Sale- Saturday, March 23!

     This Saturday 3/23, 7am-noon, we are hosting our first spring Garage sale to benefit Bukasa School.
A big thank you to all who donated items including the anonymous drop-offs on the driveway!  Every generous donation helps a little one.

We have scheduled "set up" on Friday, 3/22 at 3:00 pm.  Come if you can help.  We need hands to pull items out and arrange everything before the big event.  Normally it takes about 2 hours with 4-5 people pitching in.  No obligation to stay the whole 2 hours but whatever time you can give is appreciated.  Call (805-492-4020) or email ( to give me a heads-up.

We could always use help Saturday morning to meet, greet, share the cause, and make sales (we rovide home-made banana bread and coffee).  We'd also like to recruit a few helpers in the morning, and a few in the late morning to clean up and make "leftovers" ready for pick-up by ARC on Tues.  Again no obligation to stay all day.

Jane Kabasita- age 6, Sponsored!
Final good news!  We have found a sponsor for one of our 4 students!  We are officially on our way with our sponsorship program, one child at a time.

Thanks again for you continued support and interest in Bukasa.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Student Sponsorships Now Available!

          We have just received the official "green light" from the board of Project Love International for Bukasa Student Sponsorships!  All elements are in place and accounting procedures set up so that we may begin soliciting and accepting sponsors.  Pastor George sent these photos of the first 4 (soon to be 5) students with the greatest need.  I have "Bukasa Student Sponsorship" brochures ready for distribution, each containing a brief history of the school (Ever Increasing Children's Center), photo/info/bio about the needy child, and a form requesting general sponsor info. 
Jane Kabasita- age 6
Bashir Mugerwa- age 8
          If you would like to sponsor one of these children, contact me ( and I will provide the brochures for you to look through.  Once you have selected your child, completed the form, and mailed the $40 support check to PLI, that child is officially sponsored, meaning: monthly tuition fee paid, daily meal, uniform, and materials all provided!
          As a sponsor, you will receive monthly newsletters/updates with payment envelopes included for your next payment.  Should the child withdraw from the school for any reason, you will be notified and the sponsorship will be terminated.  You will have the option at that time to continue supporting another child if you wish- and it is our hope that you will!  If for any reason you are unable to continue your sponsorship, please notify me ASAP so I can notify Pastor George, and PLI, and search for another sponsor in your place.

Tumwebaze Namala- age 7
          Your sponsorships provide an opportunity for your selected child to get an education and better his/her life and the lives of their family members.  It also provides relief for those families who are making bitter sacrifices to pay for their child's education.  In some cases parents are only able to pay for schooling intermittently.  
Josire Bwire- age 4
         Your sponsorship relieves the financial difficulty for these families as well as greatly helping their children.  Many thanks from us for considering a Bukasa Student Sponsorship!

New Blog Site!

          As you know from our earlier posting Posterous, our current blog site, will be ending their blog hosting duties in April.  We are now making the change to a new site from  You can now find us at  This site will serve the same purpose: to inform and update you regarding news from Bukasa Village and Ever Increasing Children's Center.  
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Thanks again for your interest in Bukasa!