Saturday, November 5, 2011

It has been a while from my last update. Things are moving in Uganda…. moving along.

First of all I want to thank you for praying for Hamlet! He is doing much better. Still a little under the weather but loads better then what he was. He and Rhona spent 24hours at clinic because he was hooked up to an iv. The meds that help fight Malaria are best given through iv when it has gotten bad. Understand getting Malarai is like getting a cold out here. Yes, Malaria can be very serous if not treaded but it latterly is like getting a cold. People get it often. There are drugs to help prevent it but most Ugandans cannot afford them. So many use a net, if they can afford that, while they sleep as their number one way to prevent getting it. Thankful, Hamlet is doing much better. Rhona is still thinking of how she can try to prevent the both of them form getting in the future.

It is a joy to see Hamlet doing so well. If he was not he could not join Rhona and I on a road trip to Mbarara. The Shot-Term Coordinator form the US Office is here in Uganda and we all jumped in a car to come down and see some STers we having working in Mbarara! It is a blessing to see them in their places of ministry, visit them in their home, and meet with their team leader. Rhona is also from Mbarara so it has been good to see her home and where she grew up. We are still on our road trip and will head back to Kampala on Sunday. Please pray for safe travels back as well as good times meeting with all the AIM missionaries down here.

Mbarara is not the only trip I Stephanie, the US ST Coordinator, and I will be on while she is in Uganda. On Monday morning we will be off to Tororo to see seven STer girls working at orphanage. Yes, that’s right, seven girls! God is so good and brought more help to SMILE Africa through AIM. We are looking forward to seeing all of them. I will also be working out some housing issues while I am up there. Prayers for those meetings would be a blessing. I am praying all people involved know that God called them to Africa and it is not about being comfortable. It is very hard for some people to give up the things they see as a “need” while working in Africa. God has it all worked out….I am just trusting.

The last bit of news is….Madagascar! I am off to Madagascar on the 15th of this month. All the people that work in Short-Term with AIM will be attending our forum. This happens every two years. I am thrilled and blessed to be starting is assignment at this time and being able to attend. Really, it will be a great four days of meeting people I email daily, brainstorming, learning form each other, and seeing how we can improve the Short-Term Program. Please pray with me for everyone attending the forum. I also will be giving the Central Region update…prayers for that presentation!

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