NEWS FLASH!! Craft fair this Saturday.

There will be a sale of crafts on Saturday 3rd November 10am-2pm, at Riverside Church, Kirkintilloch. Entry is £1.50.

Come along for tea and coffee, home baking, jewellery, patchwork, handbags, Christmas decorations, cards and more…..

All proceeds and donations to Luwero Community Projects.

ALL WELCOME

October News from Luwero

Please join with us in thanking God for the following items in connection with the work at Luwero.

• Both primary and secondary schools resumed at the end of August
• The 6th annual youth camp in August was successful; 550 young people attended over the five days
• UK visitors to Luwero during the summer contributed in many practical ways to the work in the church, school, clinic, farm and orphanage. Some volunteers have expressed a keen desire to return to Luwero at some stage
• Gabriel & Deborah have enjoyed good health during recent months
• Plans are in hand for the construction of a second building for the secondary school. It will be a 2-storey building providing teaching and dormitory accommodation. The building will enable S4 to S6 pupils attend the school. This major item of capital expenditure has yet to be fully funded but the Trust has been able to allocate some funds to allow commencement of construction proceed
• Recent purchase of 1 acre of additional land at Luwero adjacent to the primary school
• Production of a new brochure for Luwero. Calendars for 2013 are available upon request (£8 + £2 postage and packing)

Items for attention over the next month or so include:-

• A primary school sports day 27th October which will include the local community
• P7 children will be presented for their national exams in November. Those obtaining good grades will progress to the secondary school in January 2013
• Adequate staffing and resources for both primary and secondary schools
• Dispatch and safe shipment of a container partly rented by LCP for goods for Luwero from Glasgow
• 20 people will be baptised during the next few weeks
• 2013 visits currently being planned include students from Capernwray Bible College, Cumbria (February) and Glasgow battalion Boy’s Brigade officers and boys (July)
• Board meeting of Trustees on 17th November in Glasgow
• A continuing need for wisdom and guidance for Gabriel & Deborah overseeing the project at Luwero
• Continuing security and stability across Uganda. Earlier in October Uganda celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence from the UK
• Need for adequate rainfall to ensure an adequate harvest

Volunteer News

Here is a report written by Lesley Wynne, recently returned from Luwero…

For years I have heard about awe inspiring work Gabriel and Deborah undertake at The Luwero Community Project through the school my dad was headteacher of; Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride. Upon finishing secondary school and having a 4 month summer holiday before starting my studies at University I decided the time had finally come to travel out and get involved in the work I loved so much to hear about. I will never ever look back on this decision!! I had the most incredible, amazing, life changing 5 weeks! I miss it so much and would go back in a heartbeat……

read more about Lesley’s trip on the volunteers news page.