Friday, June 26, 2009

9 more days...

and I will be returning to the country that stole my heart this past Dec/Jan... yay!

I am excited to return to Uganda and see my children.... although I will not be able to bring them home with me this time... I am thrilled to be able to spend time lovin' on them!

While I am there I will have the opportunity to help re-locate a group of women and children that have been living in a rock quarry (the one my children lived in) for many years. Most of these women escaped from the war in the north years ago. They have become a community... sharing each others burdens as they struggle to survive. They spend their days breaking rocks for very little money. There are many children also working at the quarry trying to earn enough for a meal. The quarry has been sold recently and the women and children that work and live there are being told they must leave by the end of this month. They literally have no place to go.

The plan... is to rent some land (which has been done) and move the women and children onto it. They will also be provided with building materials to build shelters. There will be fund raising (via donations/sponsors) to provide each woman with the funds to purchase fruits and vegetables that will allow them to start their own businesses. The prayer is that the move goes smoothly and that their businesses will flourish and provide enough income for food. More details to come...

I will also get to visit the children we sponsor through CLM. I am excited to get to see them again! Although... they may be disappointed Gary and the girls aren't going to be with me!

I am so blessed that my sweet husband has encouraged me to go... even though he will be left with a busy schedule with our precious children!

Please pray... that I will be able to accomplish much in the short time I'm there... that there will be unity among those helping with the project... pray for the women and children (pray that they will experience the amazing love our Father has for them and they will be filled with hope for their future)... pray that my beautiful children will love me as momma... pray for all the orphans... and pray for my husband and children too!

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