January has already come and gone! Donna and I spent most of it in Uganda. Let us share what is happening at Two Roads.
House construction: During January a team of mostly young men and few young women worked very hard to build a new home for one of our sponsored families. This was an amazing time, hard work, but also a time of growing closer for all those involved. We built using the compressed soil/cement bricks we have been making at the Junction for the last few years. The team all worked incredibly hard! The picture show some of what was done. But the greatest part was the deeper relationships developed!
Our time together involved some hands-on training and some practical “engineering” instruction.
Primary Seven results: Primary 7 is a grade where the students take a national exam at the end of the year. It determines if they can go on the secondary school and is a measure of how they are progressing in their education. We had 17 students in P7 this last year. We just got their test results back this week and are excited to share the good results. Moving our children in 2019 to better schools (just before COVID lockdowns) is starting to be seen in their results: First grade means top scores, with lower scores being better. The number by their name is their overall score. These will all move on to secondary school in February.
First grade (top scoring students)
- Chance Saidii -7: New Foundation
- Natukunda Blessed-7: Child Africa
- Ampaire Claire -8: New Foundation
- Kembabazi Janet -8: New Foundation
- Ahurira Emmanuel -9: New Foundation
- Nyakarungi Leticia- 9: Child Africa
- Arinda Kevin- 11: New Foundation
- Ainembabazi Isabella-12: New Foundation
- Ayebare Desire -12: New Foundation
Second Grade (Next best scoring students);
- Sonde Siraya- 18: New Foundation
- Amumpeire Naboth -18: Winner’s
- Ishimwe Kevin – 19: New Foundation
Third grade (students still able to move on to secondary school:
- Ainemaani Lawrence -28: New Foundation
- Wera Mariam-34: New Foundation
Waiting for results:
- Ainembabazi Rina: Kabale Primary
- Karuhanga Isaac Bruno: Kabale Primary
- Kyokushaba Gift: Kabale Junior school
We need to hear from you if you are interested in being part of mission team to Kabale this summer. If you are interested there will be a written application for you to fill out and an interview with Greg & Donna. We hope to finalize the teams and the dates by March 15th. Cost of the trip will be mainly determined by the airline ticket cost, but an estimate in $2500.
We are exploring the possibility of a team going in May (10-24). We are also looking at May31-June 14. Another possible date is June 28-July 12. These dates may vary and if there are not enough volunteers the trips may not happen.
Things that these trips would involve: Working with our sponsored children (games, crafts, Bible teaching), visiting schools (depending on school calendar), doing home visits, other activities depending on the teams gifts.(i.e. sewing, construction, sports camp, etc.)
- For upcoming trials for the land and for the criminal trial
- Pray for endurance and peace for the girls who will testify
Thanks for partnering with us to see what God will do in Kabale, Uganda!
Greg & Donna