Monday, August 11, 2008

Charity walk and beyond

Check the pictures at the bottom................

Thanks to all the contributers and walkers we raised enough support to keep the PRC (pastors resource center) in Uganda open for six months, paid the public service for 3 months, shipped more books, we're having our sign made (for the front of the PRC), we're putting our freind and helper Pastor John Baguma through another session of English coaching, and we bought him a cow.

Pastor John won't accept any kind of salary because he knows we are struggling to just get hte ministry going right now, but we wanted to do something that would help his family long term. The milk from a cow will be used for the many kids he has and they can sell the excess daily for some extra money for the family.

The walk wasn't just successful, it was a lot of fun and an encouragement. We hope to find someone soon who has a gift for organizing these kind of fundraising campains. Kimberly and I know that we are not gifted in these area's but these things are essential for sustaining a ministry like ours and for getting the word out for excactly what God is doing in Uganda through HHIM (Helping hands International Ministries).

Next will be a Golf tournament in October. If anyone is interested in helping, golfing, or organizing in any way please contact us as we need all the help we can get.

Our next other big step as many of you know is the upcoming marriage conferences in Uganda and Kenya. God has kept Kimberly and I together and happily married for 25 years and wants to share some of that with Pastors who are struggling in tough conditions, and circumstances. We are excited about what God is going to do in these conferences and the way it is already coming together.

I hope to put out a newsletter soon to give some more specific prayer needs, opportunities and clue you in on the bigger picture oof how things are going.....