August Prayer Letter

Dear Praying Friends,

Isaiah 52:7 “ How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’”

I'm thanking the Lord today for the staff in Uganda who continue to bring good news to the imprisoned children! Last week, four children in one of the remand homes prayed to receive Christ. We thank the Lord for the opportunity to minister to those who so desperately need hope!

Thank you for praying for our staff to be allowed back into the national rehabilitation center. Our medical staff has been allowed in for several weeks. Now, at least one of our counselors has been able to go back in. We have two young ladies in that facility who have given birth while there. As you can imagine, raising a child in such a facility is not healthy for the mother or the baby. Please pray with us that we can find a loving Christian home or facility where these girls can go once they’re released.

Just like in the U.S., the rules and regulations in Uganda are ever changing. Last week the staff were told they have to have negative covid tests in order to go back into one of the facilities. The problem is that the testing site, allows no sepration from patients that might very well have covid! They would be held in a waiting room of sorts with people who are actually very sick. They also said any staff using public transportation will not be allowed in the facility, and nearly all our staff take public transportation. At this time we have a lot more questions than answers, so would appreciate your prayers as the details of the directives are sorted out.

On a personal note, the airport in Uganda remains closed so I have no idea when I’ll be allowed back in the country. I thank the Lord for his word that gives me hope. John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” In the meantime, I’m working on raising funds for the work in Uganda, and helping at my home church. I’m teaching/tutoring three darling first grade girls three days a week, teaching/babysitting preschool children one day a week, and teaching Kindergarten Sunday School! What a joy to be teaching again, getting to share the Word of God with children who are eager to learn!

I have not been able to visit my Mother yet, as she remains in lock down. They have opened a little bit, but not to the point where I could even give her a hug! Hopefully she will be able to come out of her apartment and eat in the dining room this week. Only two people would be allowed at a table, but at least she won’t be eating alone like she has for the last 6 months!!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. Please let me know ways I can be praying specifically for you during these trying times.

Love,

Ava