Mission Blessing Summer 2011
We've built a Well and we're Extending Goshen School in Nkondo Village, Luwerro, Uganda
Remember the last time you drank a glass of cool, clean, refreshing water? It tasted good didn’t it? And if you are like me, you probably didn’t even think about it.
For the last three years I have spent two weeks each January based at Kiwoko Hospital in rural Uganda helping to promote Christianity Explored and train local clergy and pastors to use the course. Kiwoko Hospital is situated at the centre of the infamous Luweero Triangle where hundreds of thousands of civilians were massacred in the 1980’s. It has literally brought life and hope to thousands of people.
Shadrach Luwago is the pharmacist at Kiwoko Hospital. He pastors a local church and also leads the hospital mission team. He helped translate the Christianity Explored course into Luganda and Swahili and trained thousands of pastors to use the course. He and his wife Nora also care for around 30 orphans in their own home.
2 years ago Shadrach founded a much needed school in the nearby village of Nkondo. Goshen school has already proved very popular with 240 children registered. Besides needing additional permanent buildings, their most pressing need was for clean water, and that is where we came in. The nearest safe water supply was 3 kilometres away, but now, thanks to your support and help they don't need to walk the long distance.
Last summer, Olly Daley and myself travelled to Nkondo to build the much needed well, and to extend Goshen school. With your donations, we raised enough money to not only complete the installing of the well, but also to build 4 classrooms at the school. We built 3 when we visited, with the prospect of Olly returning this year to build 3 or perhaps 4 more.
View some photos of the construction work here
To see some videos taken of the well and the school, click here