We thank God for being faithful to us in all situations of many challenges. I want to focus on a few points. I had an accident moving 2 heavy bags of flour with the bicycle and damaged my knee so an off work. One of the original staff, is acting Headteacher as both of us are out of action. On 18/09/2023 we resumed our third school term. The reporting rate is always low because children struggle to find money for scholastic materials and some small amount of fees; previously we agreed with parents to raise at least 50 % fees on reporting sadly it has not been honoured due to poverty. 125 children have reported so far with more expected. There has been one critical issue of a child (not GLH) breaking our glass. There are rules for replacement for any broken glass but this rule wasn’t honoured by the female parent who instead came for an angry dispute with our headteacher. We decided to expel the child with immediate notice. Both the child and the parent have continued to come to me for apology but the headteacher has said no no-matter how much they could pay (It was high indiscipline from the parent). Our older girls have been supported with AU$ 500. Two older are running small shop selling the Toiletries to the community: they have bought them in bulk so they can continue using monthly as they sell them to community getting some profits as they continue re-stocking. This is just part of what they own in their small soap largely dealing in charcoal, Beans, Maize flour and eggs. This is their source of income for themselves to continue alone. They continue praying for a fridge so they can sell water and sodas, also eggs. Most of our girls have gone outside in Saudi Arabia but they report negatively. Wise to support these girls’ ideas for the glory of God. Allen had started teaching nursery section at GLH but the ministry of Education stopped her that she wasn’t qualified for teaching. All opportunities to help Allen to do nursery course needed money – currently one of our teachers is in Lubaale college /western Uganda. Another girl is nearly finishing nursery course from a nearby college. There are 4 girls wanting to do nursery teacher course should fees be got. I am excited to report to you that 6 children are being sponsored – 3 by one generous sponsor and the three by individual friends. As more continue on self-study reading within the GLH premises. The question remains, are they getting a full dose? You will remember we lack enough science apparatus. Gerald; Last months I talked about him having been sponsored by generous donor to graduate to Bachelor’s degree in Law. However, he still needs to take 9 months course to become an Advocate (I hear it is called Bar Course).
Briefly Gerald came to GLH when he was very young after losing both of his parents, he is now 27. One specific donor has supported his education in law. He needs the Bar Course to be an Advocate. Any support to bring his dream to pass will be appreciated. We are so grateful for so much Learning has started well, food provided, medical bills paid, 6 children sponsored for secondary, Girl’s ideas supported with $ 500 Requests; Funding for Secondary/further education, Gerald wants to study Bar course to qualify as an Advocate, 5 bed bunks, kitchen building, child sponsorship, Quick healing of GLH staff, Girls fridge for their small business. My WhatsApp number is +256770380342
I am not sure where to pick this from. Surely God’s time is the best. May month though, has been very very testing
Thieves attacked GLS on 5/05/23 Friday seriously hurting two staff: our deputy headteacher, Justus, and the school nightwatchman, Daniel. Their injuries were life threatening. Justus was in a coma for 4 days and the nightwatchman lost a hand and a mutilated leg which needs amputation. Both were admitted at Nsambya Hospital in ICU (Intensive care unit). I am glad to inform you that Justus has greatly improved and has been advised by the doctors to take at least 6 months leave with regular visits every two weeks. Daniel’s situation isn’t good no-matter what doctors are doing. He is waiting for Leg Amputation process which sounds very scaring to him and his family because of financial issues and fear that this might completely take his life. I want to thank you friends for supporting with medical for these people and please understand that we still have a long way to go on Daniel and possibly on Justus. Daniel needs further 2.123M (£500) . (It will sound strange to many of you but all medical treatment is paid for, even if you are the victim of an assault and even if you are poor.)
Justus was attacked because they felt he had access to money. (He does not). Where there is so much need those that have anything are targets. Our staff inevitably live under the shadow of this threat. Justus has been sponsoring his further education every school holiday from his monthly small salary. He has very little or nothing that remains in his pocket so indeed disappointing for thieves to come asking him money ending up beating him hard when he failed to produce it. (What could he have produced anyway?)
Some 12 new people have joined our congregation and continue to attend our Bible study sessions and main services. Sadly again, 6 were attacked during our main service by their old friends. They were all dragged to police. 5 were allowed Police bond and one in prison. I am trying to closely follow up on their story but all I know for now is that they had accepted Jesus Christ as their personal saviour. Some of those beaten were admitted to hospital.
The school has just opened from a month holiday since 29/04/23. However, the fear of the attack has an impact on the children to report in good number at school. Pray that some don’t consider moving to other schools. These incidences have a big effect.
We are so grateful for so much Justus’s progress, Our secondary self-study children have resumed their serious studies , Our ex-student, now nursery teacher, getting further qualifications in western Ugandan safely returned from her holiday study , Our 5 secondary students on external schools have returned back to their normal studies Food provided , Farm progressing well Requests; Funding for Secondary/further education, peace to the persecuted new converts, Gerald, another ex GLH, sitting his final law exams
There has been two possible funders wanting me to take their ways for GLH support which I refused MY statement above was simply saying the promise for GLH must come to pass at God’s appointed time not other people’s words ‘
’GLS, our school, has restarted after the long break. So far 182 students (47 GLH) and non GLH 135 (152 last year). We hope that they are still reporting back as its normal here children take long to get back into the system from the such long Holidays. 50 are new students but 52 of last year’s students have not reported back, probably due to school fees big debts though we still hope they will report. Majority have approached me for fee support following the last year fees debt and others are just loitering around with in the community due to fees search . This is a very big problem: both for individuals and for the school. Individuals need continued education: GLH’s needs to be supported from GLS fees (but at present is a big drain). My last report largely reflected on Examinations done for both primary seven and Secondary four.
Both results have been released with excellent performance ‘’ First and Second ‘’grades. Thanks for the support in both prayer and practical support. I am excited to report to you about Isaac’s performance in primary seven final exams – He excelled in Division one – ENGLISH: 4, MATHEMATICS: 3, SOCIAL STUDIES: 2, SCIENCE: 3 Agg: 12 Div. 1 (Agg ranges from 4- 12 maximum) First and second grade are considered super passing). Isaac survived an accident (which claimed the lives of the parents). With very big dream in life (Photographer), He would like to Join High school (Secondary) education but of-course there is no option as this requires school fees. So, we have enrolled him on self-study program at GLS.
There are more GLH children that have been put on the same program (Sad story to end at primary level at only age 13). However, with determination, they could still excel on this program – The 4 girls on the program passed well and of-course with different dreams of Nursing, teaching and A-Level studies.
Currently Angela has started helping at GLS in primary two class as we think how she could be enrolled to nursery teacher training, ideally at Genesis schools in the western Uganda or any other around. I have been encouraged by an online Bible study course and by a very helpful teacher to use a powerful resource called e-sword.
We are so grateful for so much Food provided, no serious illness, exams excellence for primary 7 and secondary, safe start of the school term,
Requests; Funding for Secondary/further education, GLH board decisions to be respected/ followed child sponsorship
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