"join us in our prayers as we investigate a possible second year here in Uganda"Second, you can join us in our prayers as we investigate a possible second year here in Uganda. Obviously the obstacles for returning with a baby are greater, and we need to be called by God to be on mission, but it is quite attractive to finish what we have begun here with projects like the new school curriculum and as just mentioned, the CLA newspaper. What we learned on the first trip is that if it is God’s will he will make it happen, so we are trusting Him. In the meantime we have committed to at least renovating a former staff building into a new mission house here for AHI. Currently we stay in the Green House, which is technically owned by ACM, so our hope is to build a house specifically for long term volunteers working here with AHI. This falls right into line with our original call and mission which was to be the first of many who would come here to support Maggie in Uganda - so I am asking that you begin prayerfully considering if you want to partner with us on this new project. Finally a smaller but no less important project that Heather and I are interested in raising some funds for is to paint the staff housing here. Currently all of the housing for the staff of AHI is painted a plain white with no differentiation between each individual home (they are like small townhomes) and we would love to add a small bit of color to both brighten up the houses and create a dividing line between each individual unit. We also feel it would be a great way to show love towards the staff with something that’s more “fun” and aesthetic, rather than functional. The total cost for such a project would be around 2,000,000 shillings ($800). Heather and I can’t fund this project alone, so we are looking for anyone who would be interested in joining us to help, as a sort of farewell gift from all of us (you included) to the staff that we have struggled alongside and grown to love. Let us know if you’re interested in adding a little color to Uganda!
"as I look back I have NO IDEA how we were able to accomplish these things, and so the only answer can be the empowering of the Holy Spirit and the work of God"I think this basically completes the “State of the Mission” series and I hope you have enjoyed seeing how God has been working in amazing ways here. I really do want to give the glory to Him, not because that’s the church answer of what you’re supposed to say, but because as I look back I have NO IDEA how we were able to accomplish these things, and so the only answer can be the empowering of the Holy Spirit and the work of God. We are excited to be coming home soon and to share these things with you in person. We have been so blessed to have a community like you who was willing to go on mission with us and we love and appreciate you all! Don’t miss next week when we introduce you to the exciting new students… now aptly titled apprentices here at AHI! -PHD