Saturday, February 4, 2012


Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

In late January, we emailed Experito to notify him that funds were available to build the teacher's home that houses the teacher for the school in Kochgoma. The temporary structure that had been built previously was destroyed in a storm.

The community wanted to build a permanent structure for the teacher. We discussed the typical local home (mud hut), but those who are educated enough to teach would generally have a different expectation for housing. Therefore the one teacher who had been willing to teach in Kochgoma was living in Gulu and making a horrendously long and difficult daily commute into Kochgoma (think huge mud mogles for 60 to 90 minutes each way on a motorbike).

The Koch Goma community began by donating bricks (which they made) to build the new structure.

When we learned they were hand-carrying all the bricks from their community to the school site, we were able to send money in May of 2011 to assist with transportation. Still money was needed for items such as iron sheets (for roofing), nails, cement and some skilled labor.

Below is Experito's always-spirited response to learning of the good news that the school teacher's home can now be built.

This is incredible. It is unimaginable. I am at loss for words.I can
believe in the kingdom of God there is enough for every need except

I had not been on the internet to see your email, because we had traveled to Kitgum. It is
a district north of Gulu, on the border of Sudan.There has been an outbreak of NODDING DISEASE, (a fatal, mentally and physically disabling disease that only affects young children typically between the ages of 5 and 15).

It made people abandon each other in order to avoid the disease. We risked our lives to take some food to some of the suffering families.There was joy to some of these families which we ministered to. Some of them had gone for days without food neither medical help in near reach for them.We discovered there some kids who had passed well to go secondary school.Some of these kids their hopes for further studies had been shattered because their relatives and parents are now helpless.
We picked Daniel one of those kids who had passed well. Our congregation has bought scholastic materials for him as well as a mattress to go to boarding school. We are yet to raise tuition for him to cerebrate joy in school. Justine had gone to Kochgoma with Carissa to make arrangements for
the start of the new term.The teacher of the school in Koch Goma had expressed pain traveling daily long distances to the school. He had opted to halt the services. God has demonstrated a miracle. When all was immovable, God moved.We cannot say enough thank you for your concerted efforts to make Kochgoma a place of praise for God.Thanks to Drea as director for the new breath of energy which is bearing unexpected precious fruits. Our momentum has taken unimaginable levels. Next week it will be work on the staff house .We salute Pastor Steve for his love for us and courageously became a voice for the voiceless.

Hugs and Love to all,



Kelline said...

I'm so awestruck by the depth of love you and yours show for these beautiful people. There's nothing nothing nothing greater in this life than to give of oneself until completely empty, thereby making room for the Holy Spirit to come and fill us back up again! Lord, bless these folks with strength, peace, guidance, and all the provision needed to do your work! Amen.

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