May was a busy month at Luwero in more ways than one, full of blessings and buffetings. Thank you for your continued interest in the project and your support for Gabriel & Deborah Kijjambu.
The Pastor and Church Leader’s Conference held between 30th April and 4th May was well attended. Some 650 delegates registered over the 5 days with average attendances of around 300. The theme ‘Responding to Opposition and Slander in Leadership’ was chosen by the local Pastor’s Committee representing many churches in the Luwero area. Two Scottish church leaders, Rev Stuart Smith & Ernie Bayton travelled to Luwero to speak at the conference. Bibles were generously provided by Stuart Smith’s church for those attending who did not have Bibles. Unused ties were donated by supporters allowing everyone attending to receive the gift of a tie.
Progress on the 4th classroom block is nearing completion following the storm damage in March. Funds have been generously donated by supporters which have covered the additional cost of building. The building should be ready for occupation in June.
Children are undertaking mid-term exams at present. The school terms ends in July. During July a dozen Scottish volunteers are visiting Luwero to assist with the project in a variety of practical ways. All volunteers travel at their own expense.
Sadly two young children of church members died recently following an outbreak of measles in the area. Both were under 2 years old. In addition Deborah’s sister died unexpectedly in May.
Plans are in hand for this year’s Youth Camp in August. The theme is ‘Who is Jesus?’ A team from Queen’s Park Baptist Church, Glasgow will run an Alpha course during the week and teaching on the theme will be provided by Ernie Bayton returning for a second visit this year.
At present arrangements are in hand to ship by container goods generously donated for the project.
During a period of prolonged drought earlier this year there was a severe water shortage. Plans are in hand to see if a more reliable source of water can be provided including sinking a deeper well and installing solar powered pumps.