For those of you who have offered prayer and funding thankyou! As you know, I am seeking assistance in the sponsorship of this family in Gulu, Uganda. I provide the family with $100 per month to provide them with a hut and food, $1200 a year gives them the basics needed to live a descent life in Gulu, less than the cost of a new iphone!!!! Recently, one of the people assisting sponsor Peace, the young girl, informed me that she can no longer support her and will be stopping her $38 a month donation to keep Peace in school, being educated, recieving health support, and at least a lunch every school day. I will continue to support the family as I have along with $76.00 per month to keep Sam and Emmanuel in school. If you can see it in your heart to help me sponsor Peace we can keep her life going in a good direcion spiritually and educationally. Education is the only way out of the situations families like this face on a daily basis. Can you reach into your heart and see if you can help. God asked his disciples to cast out their nets and find the ONE they can bring to him. Can you cast out your net for Peace?
God Bless and Thanks!
Thank you for your continued support of Samuel Kamanzi, Emmanuel Kamanzi through Renew Gulu. Each quarter, the Renew Gulu Project Director, Ojok Simon, compiles a quarterly highlight letter, showcasing the wonderful ways that God is using Renew Gulu to impact the children of Gulu. We are so excited to share with you some excerpts of the most recent quarterly highlight, which focuses on the Center Day Program. Here are some highlights:
The theme for the Center Day was “The Fruits of the Holy Spirit” focusing on Galatian 5:22, teaching children to understand the fruits of the Holy Spirit. There were several objectives for these Center Days including:
To develop children spiritually, physically and morally to be good to God & others just as God is always good to his people.
To enable children to develop a heart of love towards God and one another, just as God loved us unconditionally.
To teach the children that joy only comes from the Lord and also to be joyful to others.
To enable children to develop self-control both physically and spiritually in their everyday life when they are faced with temptations and trials.
To allow children to be faithful to God and one another in all aspects of their lives.
To enable children to be patient and only wait for the Lord’s direction in life.
To enable children to identify themselves in Christ while leaving the worldly behavior and lifestyles.
To teach children self-awareness so that they are able to take good care of themselves, understanding their strengths and weakness so that they develop skills and practices that leads to positive developments.
We achieved this through devotions, class sessions, outreaches, meals, games, and talent shows.
Morning Devotions: Each day of the center day began with a morning devotion where children participated in praise and worship, sharing the word of God and praying together with other children.
Class Sessions: These lessons focused on various topics with a Bible passage corresponding to each one. Some topics included goodness, love, joy, self-control, faithfulness, patience, identity in Christ, and self-awareness.
Games and Talent Shows: Our children just like all people created by God are greatly talented and it’s our duty as children-workers to identify and nurture these talents. The talent show included poems, dance, and singing, fashions among others.
Outreach: We teach our children that it is vital to reach out to the community in a loving and caring way. We visited a local hospital to pray for and love the sick.
Stateside, we could not be more excited for the future of Renew Gulu and the ways in which God is changing the lives of the children in our program. It’s our joy to pass on this report of how the children, as they grow, are learning to serve others around them as Christ has taught each of us to do.
Thanks to all of you who have donated to keep this family alive and healthy. As of now, Hope, the mother, has been repeatedly in the hospital due to some serious health issues up to and including PTSD. Hope, in her journey to Gulu, Uganda, was repeatedly raped as she attempted to bring her children out of the Congo after the death of her husband. Her three children, Hope, Sam and Emmanuel have witnessed attrotious crimes on other and their own mother. Hope is experiencing massive headaches, malaria, and other illenesses. She also now requires glassses in order to see clearly. Recently, her daughter Hope was admitted to the hospital for some night time terrors resulting from all of the above and incontinence. The boys, Sam and Emanuel. have been in and out of school as their mother is treated in the hospital. Sam recenctly broke his arm but is now doing well. All are now home and doing much better. the hospital is located many miles from Gulu in Kampala. In order to go there the family must find transportation on their own. The kids are all back in school, mom is home and they continue to be in need of financial support and prayer. The Gallery now has some recent pictures the family has sent me. One of those photos is of Josh Harrison from Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa, who recently visited Uganda and was able to check up on the family for me. I ask that you continue to examine your heart and see if you can assist financially and in prayer for these amazing kids and their mother. God Bless!