Monday, 10 January 2011

The Wise Man Returns

Pictured are the Three Wise Men of the Kasese Street Kids project: Alan Parrett (of Emmanuel International), Rev. Captain
James Tumwesigye (of South Rwenzori Diocese, Church of Uganda), and Enos Kyibibi (of Go And Tell Them Children's Ministry, Project Director); this photo was taken in February 2010.
Alan left Uganda in September, but is on his way back, though to be based this time in Kampala with his wife Cheryl. But they plan to travel to Kasese as soon as possible (a day's journey), to see Enos and hopefully Captain James, visit the SKILL site and check on progress.
Further Fund-Raising
  • Mary and I did a School Assembly in our village school today; they gave us the proceeds of their Christmas Show, "Children of the World", which raised £121.
  • We also heard today that another nearby school hopes to give us a further £100.
  • The Appleby Guide Company, whose Captain and some members live in our village, have offered to spend a Friday evening with us "bag-packing" at Morrisons in Kendal (no date fixed yet). This is potentially a very lucrative fund raiser - when members of the village church did it on two occasions for church funds, they raised over £1,000 each time. We suggested that half the proceeds of the Guides' labours should go to their Guide Company funds. But they said, "No - we want it all to go to the Kasese Street Kids." Bless their generous hearts!
  • We received another invitation today to speak to a WI group, and they promise us a donation. (We have twelve similar engagements to speak to various kinds of group in 2011.)

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