We hope everyone had a very blessed Thanksgiving! We certainly did! God is Good! Most of all we are very blessed to “know” Him as Lord and Savior.
As we go into this next season, we just want to share a thought. We invite you to begin each day of this Christmas season, not with a to-do list, not with a shopping list, but with your heart anchored on the one Gift, who left His throne, from which He heard the continual cry, “Holy, Holy, Holy and instead took a man’s frame from which He would hear “crucify, crucify, crucify!”
“Behold (can you believe this?!) the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us” Matthew1:23. The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. John 1:14
May you all have a very blessed season of drawing closer to the one true God – may you learn more about His deep love for you (Eph 3:16-19) and may you love Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength ( Mt 22:37-40) and learn to love others and learn to follow Him (Lk 9:23)
This month Tyra and Rosette did an activity with the children where they asked the children to write about what Two Roads Foundation means to them. I wanted to share what one of our Secondary students, Rebecca Boonabanna wrote!
“The Hope Restorer” by Rebecca
They say “when one is amidst a series of short comings and countless problems, that is when doors of blessings are opened.” I used to think this was just a saying until the time my age was ripe enough to face the worldly problems. Actually, suffering did not wait until that moment. I lost hope the day He who lives in the skies took my Papa away. That was 2009. That paved the way for suffering, groaning, “and all other things that hurt” into my life. During that time, I would not think of anything apart from how those kids in Compassion made it. Mum tried several times to register me and my sisters in a number of organizations, but it was all in vain.
I got tired of being chased from school because of school fees. To be honest, “I was the biggest debtor in the whole school”. The taste of good food was forgotten by my tongue! All hope was gone. Amidst all, I did not even once tell God about this. Yes, I was ignorant about the wonders He does. Out of the blue, the Almighty brought a hope restorer into my life. He placed a destiny changer, a life changer into my dear life. I know you think maybe I am talking about a person, or some rich man…no! “Two Roads Foundation” is what I am talking about.
This is the organization which I can as well call “Paradise” that has changed a series of lives including my dear one as well. When I was stuck in a bit of a biddle, it pulled me up and erased the painful and worst part of my life story. I will not write down all the good things they have done for they are too much to fit on paper. I am trying with all my might, though I will not succeed, to witness about its wonders and never will I rest to do that.
Two Roads Foundation has not only been my Hope Restorer but also a place for me to rest in perfect peace. How did it restore my hope? Carving a path for me to enjoy the sweetness of education. My mum has not even once dropped a tear for lack of my fees. Yes, the Bible says we ought to be proud of what the Almighty has done for us! And so, I bare no shame to proclaim that I have never been chased from school because of school fees; “Two Roads Foundation” – You have done me a great favor.
At Two Roads Foundation we are taught a series of things, the Bible being the greatest among all.
Of course, all of us at Two Roads know that it is God and God alone who is the ultimate Hope Restorer, but we are blessed to be a part of what He is doing in Kabale, Uganda! To Him be all praise and glory! Thank you for giving so that you can be part of restoring hope to all of the Two Roads children!
Thank you to all of you who gave to the Christmas fund so the children and their families can have a Christmas celebration and receive extra food for the holidays. Each family will receive food to take home on December 19th. We will also be giving away 4 goats to the children at this year’s celebration! One will be given for the best student in both primary and secondary school and one each will be given away for the most improved student in both Primary and secondary school. We will share pictures in January’s newsletter. The Christmas Celebration will be held on December 20 with our the children and their parents/guardians.
We had someone donate $1000 to buy computers, PTL. Someone else has said they are working on getting some! This will tremendously help with our staff in Uganda.
We recently met with our January team and made some plans for our upcoming trip. We leave January 1st. The team consists of Greg, Donna, Jess, Sarina, Beth and Tesla so far. Greg will be staying until the end of February. We look forward to sharing the vision God continues to reveal to us to all our new staff and enjoying some great times worshipping all together with our Ugandan brothers and sisters. We sincerely appreciate all your prayers!!
Thank you for your support,
Greg & Donna