It is exam season at the moment and so our young people are very busy and stressed. They are all revising hard to do the best they can. So first of all, please be praying for our young people during this tough time. This is especially relevant for our Core group with GCSEs and A levels, but even our younger ones have end of year exams as well.
We have recently been on our orientation day for our Uganda trip. We now have lots of information and are all really excited to be going. Our seats on the planes have been booked and it is just the injections to follow!
We want to thank you all so much for all the money you have put towards the trip. Our Promise Auction was very successful. (My legs are still nice and smooth!) We have been really blessed: I was sceptical that we would make it to the £5000 target (shows I need more faith myself!), but God is an awesome, caring God who provides when we are doing His will. I have learnt not to let small details scare me. God has it all sorted!
We are though still going to do some fundraising, as the church is paying for half our funds. We can also take donations out there to help with the local charities that we will be working with. We have found out that we are going to be helping to finish a physiotherapy room and meeting child-led families (these are families where the children have lost their parents and the siblings are looking after one another). We will work in schools, running activities, and I may even get to use my drama degree. We may spend time in a prison working with inmates, as well as working in the Mothers’ Union with women 16-25, who didn’t finish school for whatever reason.
We have now met with our team going on the trip. There are 16 of us altogether: the ages range from 14-60. Everyone seems really friendly and to have great faith in God. We are looking forward to getting to know them over the two-week period and hearing their stories. Please thank God for all that he has done to cause this trip to happen and please pray for safety, easy travel and that we would be able to give our all while we are out there. Also, I would like to say a big thank you to Frankie who has been so organised with the fundraising, etc. This couldn’t have been done without her!