Dear Chris and all our precious partners and beloved friends, welcome to our midyear newsletter. We thank God for another opportunity to be able to write to you again. We’re continuing our prayers of faith for you and trusting Him to keep you safe. Our hearts are full of gratitude for your sacrificial support in times such as these. May God comfort those of you who have lost loved ones heal the void in your hearts. May He also reward and bless you abundantly for standing with us.
Uganda at present
Uganda is under a national lockdown and curfew again. Although the country suffered less casualty in the first wave of covid, the Delta virus has claimed lots of lives. We are continuing to pray for Uganda and for God to deliver the world from lamentations due to covid deaths. At the moment, movements are restricted to just within the district, all shops and workplaces are closed apart from the markets, transportation is only allowed for commodity transportation.
The Home Affairs
Hosea (older child) here is leading home fellowship
Keeping a Charity going is no easy task, especially in such times as these. Abba Father’s House Team is putting on a brave heart and choosing not to yield to lamentation, but to look up in hope that God will turn all things around for His people soon. The workload is significant, a lot needs to happen and it is desirable for new trustees as well as partners and child sponsors to come aboard to continue this good cause, to bless the orphans and widows in Uganda.
In our last newsletter, we informed you about changes of circumstances for some of our older children whom we re-settled into the community. We’re following up their progress to offer further support when needed.
In the picture above are Moses and Alex at work
Those young adults are doing well and they are keeping in touch with us especially as they realise that the skills they learnt at Abba Father’s house are helping them to shine in their current roles.
Just before the second lockdown, we homed a number of new young children.
Jamimah is one of the children recently placed. She has just turned four years
This season, a number of children were affected by Malaria especially the new children who were unwell at the time of placement but they have been treated and are much better now. The new children are between 4 and 10 years of age.
Unfortunately, due to Covid, most of our local Directors and Committee Member cannot visit the home due to national lockdown as they are not permitted to travel from one District to another so we’re just down to two Committee members covering at this point in time.
Educational Challenges and Opportunities
Story telling time…
In the current season of the global pandemic, Uganda finds itself in a further lockdown, which results in us home schooling the children at the orphanage in Jinja, by both the children and the staff. We are exploring innovative ways to educate and challenge the children in these times. The local committee is being both resourceful and creative at this time. As a result, the children are bearing up and are learning to share their skills with others.
We are reaching out to other resource providers to help us educate appropriately and effectively, looking to reach out in partnership with other curriculum providers to enrich the learning we can underwrite in this current season. If you know of resources that are appropriate and available, please do let us know.
With the ravages of the pandemic, supply chains have been impacted, and around the world, prices are highly volatile; for example, a container movement has risen by a factor of five in the last few months.
Uganda is a landlocked country; this has meant delays in imports, constrained capacities, and expensive freight movements. Consequently, some products have risen significantly in price.The impact on Abba Fathers House is that the monthly food bill has been increased by over 30% in the last few months.
Expertise in Staffing
We are exploring the possibility of procuring some additional skills to support all that we do at Abba Fathers House in Jinja; this is specifically to improve the standards of care we provide for the children and the costs of accessing those skills. In addition, we are exploring access to nursing and social work, both on a small retainer basis. This will enable us to raise the standards of care further and ensure that our standards exceed those required by the Local Government Offices.
For project, we have not started any new projects as marketing would be an issue. We’re just maintaining the usual chickens, turkeys and pigs until lockdown is lifted. The pigs project is usually self-funding, only that long term lockdown has meant no customers and a struggle for buying feeds, vaccines etc. Last week, three of our pigs gave birth with three days thereby increasing the number of pigs by twenty-six within just days apart. The children are very excited about the little piglets although they can only see them with staff supervision. The Piglets sell better than adult pigs hopefully we will sell some off after a month when they stop breast feeding.
Here is one of the mothers
Phase 2 Building
As you can see from the above picture, our Phase 2 is nearly ready for occupation. Final touches are happening at the moment and items to furnish the property are being purchased on receipt of the donations.
The Government requires for children to be separated according to their sex hence we will be following the Government instructions as opposed to separating children according to age. The items needed are bed, mattresses, and beddings as the rest of the needs can be sourced as we go along. Please donations can be sent by bank or via our website www.abbafathershouse.org using Just Giving.
Thanks again for support.
Topography and rain
For several months now, we have been concerned about the soil erosion going on our neighbours land. This has come to a head, as the perimeter wall around the land of the home is now very vulnerable. You will see from the pictures below that we have to take urgent action to protect the external perimeter of the home's land. This needs to be done before the rainy season starts, so we have just engaged with a builder to build a retaining wall ten metres wide by 5 metres tall to protect this cliff face.
We need your help, as we need to raise £8000 in two weeks to complete this work. It's going to take a miracle to achieve this, but you can be part of that provision; please be part of protecting the future of Abba Fathers House by donating through any of the channels below.
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