What a great time we were able to spend with friends and family this Christmas season. Five weeks seems like a long time but it went by way too fast. Thank you to everyone who fed us, housed us, and welcomed us into their homes. We will hold onto those memories until we see each other again. Although we really enjoyed our time in the States, we do however look forward to getting back to the ministry in Uganda.
Much has happened since the last newsletter came out. We have been busy helping some of our older orphans start projects to help them with school fees. Betty is a 19 year old mother who had a baby out of wedlock. She has realized her mistakes and regularly visits us at the base. She is trying to learn how to sew so we had her make purses for some of our friends and family members. They were well received. We hope to help her get to a level to where she can make a living out of sewing for people in the villages.
Geriga and his sister Ropan, some of our older orphans, have begun making Chapatti, which is similar to a tortilla. They began making them in December and are doing well. We hope to teach other kids how to make this local snack because it is a good way to raise school fees.
Kids are becoming eager to begin projects so they can be a part of raising money for their school fees. It helps them learn the importance of hard work. If you would like to learn how you can help fund some of these projects please visit Teen Missions Int’l website and look for projects with eternal purpose. You can specify how and where your money will be used. For money to go where we are ministering you can write in the comment box on the website that you would like it to go to Koboko, House of Justice Rescue Unit.
We are truly blessed to be apart of God’s plan in Koboko, Uganda for however long that might be. We also enjoyed coming home to share how God is working and how your prayers and money are helping ministry take place. We were excited to see people respond to our stories about the kids living conditions and saw love poured out to the sum of $644 to provide mosquito nets, which will help prevent kids from getting Malaria. We did not plan on fund-raising, but God did. Thank you for responding. It was warming and therapeutic to see people give how they did, genuine love and compassion. We pray that God will bless all of you.
Together in His Harvest,
Justin & Shannon O’Hara