In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

James 2:17

Friday, 24 April 2009


Hi all
Its been a busy week here in Uganda. We have been marking exam papers, writing report cards, and sayign goodbye to teachers and pupils at our schools. (This has involved the presentation of various bizarre African gifts to us including a maternity dress for Phoeb and wall-hanging with a goat on it for Nat).
If you could just pray for a couple of things that are happening over the next few weeks we would really appreciate it:

1. Holiday Clubs starting on Monday 27th-Weds 29th We are expectign anything from 200-400 children. Our theme is @Lost and Found.@ Pray for the 6 speakers form our team doing talks that we would boldly proclaim Jesus's name and that the words we speak would not fall on dull ears. Pray that it wuld be a fun;filled few days and that children would come to a new understanding of Jesus and what it means to be a Christian. Pls also pray for all the little details and logistics...that timings, punctuality and games would all work out.

2. Pray for the planning of our Street Children SPorts day on May 09th. That we would be creative and imaginative, and again that all the logistics would work out. Pray that it would be more than just a sports day, but also a day where Children can come to a saving fath in our Redeemer.

For now, that is all. Thank you for all your letters and emails of suppport and encouragement. Jim will probs do a big update for the month, sometime next week.
Love to you all,
Ella x


@ The main languages spoken are English and Lugandan.
@ Much of the land is fertile and well-watered
@ According to
the census of 2002 Christians made up 84% of Uganda's population, 6.00% were
Mulism, and 4% traditional ethnic and a small minority Baha'i and Hindu.
Uganda is the first country in the world with a massive aids problem to halve
from 25% in 1992 to 8-10% in 2000.
@ Life expectancy for a man is 51 years,
and for a woman, 52.
@ The area of Uganda is 241, 040 sq. miles meanwhile
Britain's is 244, 820 sq. miles. However the population of Uganda stands at 31.9
million, while Britains is almost double that at roughly 61 million.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God and of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5