Friday, May 31, 2013

New Semester Begins...We Hope!

Dear Friends of Bukasa-  In my last communication with Pastor George he mentioned that the city might close the school if specific building projects have not been completed.  We as yet don't know the final decision from the city.   As the new semester approaches (starting anew June 3) Pastor George explains below some new developments that I wanted to pass on to you.  In addition we are looking for a corporate sponsor that might help support Bukasa on a monthly basis.  If you know of a lead I might follow in this regard, or if interested in sponsoring a child at the school, please contact me.  Thanks again for you continued support and prayers.

Dear Jaja Bobby-
Greetings to you in the mighty name of our lord Jesus Christ, how are you now days? and how is the work of God going on over there, hope you are doing well in Jesus name
we want to thank God for you,  for every thing that you are helping us with, may the good lord Jesus bless you all.
Yes big Ron has communicated to me through email, and he said that  they have sent you Marys help which will be good news to Mary.
No we have not received packages you sent, being that pastor Dongo was in the Us maybe that is the reason  of not getting them in time, i know soon we will receive them.
The city has said that the only way we will remain open is that we need,
1 to register the school with the ministry of education, which can cost us like $500
2 We need need to show them that were in the proses of putting up the kitchen, and also to paint all the classes, and to renovate all the broken chairs and add on other new ones .
Concerning the land and the kitchen , first we need to bay the near by house in which we can construct a kitchen and also the remaining part can work as two classrooms
But only to by this House it will cost us: $8000 this is to bay only  the good thing is that this house has three rooms which can work us classrooms and kitchen.
So the school Bord has suggested that we start with house which we can have a kitchen and two other classes, we will do the rest in  future 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Note From Pastor George

Bukasa Supporters-
Below is the latest note from Pastor George.  They are near the end of the current semester and the deadline from the city regarding improvements completed/the school closing is fast approaching.  We don't know if they will give grace beyond the extension they have already issued.
The kitchen property has been purchased, but construction is yet to begin for lack of funds.  This is the only remaining renovation the city is requesting to be competed for the school to remain open.  The next school term begins June 3.  After reading Pastor George's words would you prayerfully consider being a contributing partner to help complete the kitchen project?  It would be greatly appreciated. You can mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Project Love International,
5855 Topanga Canyon
Suite 400
Woodland Hills
please write "Bukasa" on the memo line

Thanks in advance for considering this opportunity,

P.S. the loan Pastor refers to in his note is in response to info I sent him regarding a foundation near Kampala offering "micro-loans" to help locals launch small businesses.  Once the $200 micro loan is repaid, the entrepreneur is independent of any outside financial assistance and can continue to provide needed funds for their families.  Business owners are trained by a local volunteer in business practices, banking proceedures, purchasing, accounting, etc.  Apparently he misunderstood and thought the loan might be for school improvements.  So goes the slow progress of communication between USA and Uganda.  I shall try again to clarify but his comment points to his concern about the state of the school and the responsibility he feels for making sure it succeeds.

Pastor's note:

dear Jaja Bobby greatings to you your family plus all our friends and supporters in Jesus name.
I thank you for all that you do to help us mat the lord Jesus Christ bless all of you.
This  week we will sending children home for their holiday ,we thank you so much for your prayers and support.
We have used the money you sent us to pay the teachers salary,and other emidiet needs we had in the school, as we were closing our first term in the school.
kids are coming back to school on 3/6/2013, so that is when the city wants us to be through with the kitchen , so we are praying for Gods provision because we dont want the school to be closed.
So i dont know if you can get same one to give us a loarn as the school this can help, in Uganda it not easy you need to give in the property you have in order to get a loarn like the one you have tolked about finka Uganda has taken meny peoples property.
So dont know hoe we can go through this it is only God who knows.
send my greetings to all.
serving jesus together,
Pastor Kisolo George.