Picture Tour of Living Stones Christian School

I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into the school day at Abaana’s Hope! As you can tell from the pictures, the students at Living Stones Christian School are happy, fed well and learning a lot everyday! Please pray for their teachers and administrators as they lay the foundation for these students future.

Happy National Women’s Day

Happy National Women’s Day to all the ladies out there! National Women’s Day is actually a big deal in Uganda. It is even a public holiday! In a place where women are normally cast aside and treated as property, it is refreshing to see them be pampered for at least one day out of the year. If only they were treated as equals {not same} the other 365 days. The ministry still has its work cut out for itself to continue spreading God’s message that women are to be treated with love like Christ loved the church. We see the reality of this almost everyday.

National Women's Day at the Women's Refuge Center

Without any prompting, my fantastic husband decided he wanted to cook lunch for the former and current ladies, and their families, at the Women’s Refuge Center. He spent the morning, along with a few volunteers who wanted to join in on the fun, frying 6 chickens, making 6 kilo’s of rice and a traditional Ugandan soup. Chase did a fantastic job on the southern fried chicken! I was impressed! Winnie, Abaana’s Hope Farm Manager, and Stephen, Abaana’s Hope Farm assistant, made sure the rice and traditional Ugandan soup were made perfectly. Both Winnie and Stephen work closely with the ladies at the Women’s Refuge Center, so it was a joy to see them want to bless the ladies.

The ladies and their families enjoyed every bite and even went back for seconds of the chicken. We might actually make southerners out of a few people yet! 🙂
The Spread

Children Enjoying Fried Chicken

The children LOVED the fried chicken! They enjoyed it so much that they wanted me to capture every bite! haha…

Sour & Sweet

This week I have had to test several precious children to see if they had malaria. Every time I have to prick their tiny fingers with a needle it breaks my heart.

This morning Chase went to check on the progress of the new ot-lums being built at the Women’s Refuge Center and found sweet Maurine had a fever and was not feeling well. He called me to meet him at the Abaana’s Hope Medical Center so that I could test her for malaria. This was not and will not be Maurine’s last malaria test. It is the reality of living in Uganda. She already knew what was coming and held her little hands tight in a fist trying to prevent us from getting her finger to be able to prick it. Oh’ how it hurts my heart to hear any child cry in fear or pain. But, to be the one inflicting the pain is terrible!!

M Treatment

Needles to say Uncle Chase and Auntie Kimmey were not her favorite people this morning. We both cannot stand to see her sad, so Chase quickly went to get her a treat from our American stash of food. After testing her, we found she did have malaria, we dossed her medicine and Chase presented her with her first experience with Sour Patch Kids. Judging by her reaction, I would say she will be a forever fan of sour gummies! After all, a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down! 😉

Sour to Sweet

Please say a prayer for Maurine and all the precious children that are currently suffering from malaria!

Construction Update 1.16

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Our construction workers have been busy since my last construction blog update. They have inserted the garage doors on both the missionary home and also the guest house! They have poured majority of the houses slabs, completed the ring beam structures, and are adding bricks to set the foundation for the roof. They are shaping up quit nicely and it is extremely exciting to watch the progress everyday!

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