Monday, September 26, 2016

A Visit and a Need!

         In late July we had a wonderful visit from Carol Biyinzika from Bukasa Village.  She was our guide, interpreter, friend, and traveling companion while were in-country during our mission trip there in 2014.  
As a nursing student she had the opportunity to join the medical staff for Team Uganda during their international netball competition in Miami, FL this past summer.  Luckily, Carol received permission to extend her stay and visit the Howlands in Santa Rosa, CA.  John and Lynda drove her to southern CA to spend several days with us.  She was introduced in church during weekend services and connected with many supporters and individuals who were interested in her story.  We held an open-house for her Sunday afternoon and welcomed those who wanted a more intimate and informal time with her.  We had a great time of catching up and introducing her to life in America!
Thank you to all who made Carol feel welcomed and loved.

Carol shared with us a dilemma that Pastor George is facing: the city of Kampala declared in early July that Bukasa School must expand facilities to include grades 4, 5, 6, and 7. Currently the school accommodates primary to gr 3.  If this requirement is not met by the end of the year, it is likely that they will not be allowed to open for the new school year starting in February, 2017.  Pastor George has found local properties to purchase that could be renovated to house the required classes.  The total cost of the buildings is $15K with a price tag of $6K for renovation.  Would you prayerfully consider your part in helping Pastor George acquire the funds to satisfy this new requirement?  All donations to Bukasa School, through Project Love International, are tax deductible.  Thank you for your heart for this ministry and for the parents and children of the village that will benefit from this new expansion.