I’ve been in Uganda for 6 months –halfway already – time is flying! There are 3 key areas I’ve become involved with here.
First, on the veterinary side: the Jenga goat project involves giving milking goats out as “revolving loans” to widows in the poverty stricken mountain region of Mooni. The milk is valuable nutrition for the families as well as providing an income through selling any surplus amount. The loan is cancelled when the first female offspring are returned to the project, making it sustainable. I’ve been working to improve the set up of this project, including goat management and health training classes with the women. In addition I’ve been tending to missionaries’ pets: neutering, ex lap’s, stitch up’s, drips, parasite treatment & tick fever.
Second is intercession: God has used my time in Uganda to increase my burden for prayer & intercession, I meet weekly with members of Jenga & have been challenged & blessed with what we’re hearing from God.
Finally is Bethel: the Baptist church plant in Mooni that started the weekend I arrived. We have people turning to Christ every week & the church is really growing in this part of Uganda. I’m involved with discipleship of the new Christians which is a real privilege.
Praise God: for settling well into the village of Mooni, for God’s provision financially, for the wonderful friends & family I’ve made here, for the new believers at Bethel.
Please pray for: Jenga as a team to continue to be united, especially as we reach out to evangelise into a slum area of Mbale (Namatala), the successful organisation of brucellosis testing of the goats, more time for me to spend with God (it’s sometimes difficult to get a quiet time in the village where I live.)
You can read more about Jenga on our website www.jengauganda.org