Annual Youth Camp
The 13th annual Youth Camp is scheduled for 9th to 14th September. This year’s theme is, ‘O Lord, enlarge my borders’ (1 Chronicles 4:10; The Prayer of Jabez); the theme is being developed with a series of studies on the life of Joshua.
The camp, as in previous years, is residential and will include workshops, sports, games, competitions, choirs, health programmes and community involvement. The speakers shown on the poster will be at the camp on various days, teaching, leading and running the all week’s programmes.
Gabriel has predicted that 1200 young folk – between the ages of 14 and 35 – will be in attendance. Most of the delegates will be residential although some will attend daily. Most will come from across Uganda, the others will travel from Rwanda, Kenya and South Sudan.
The camp will be advertised on local radio as well as through churches and locally displayed posters .
Ernie Bayton will again be speaking at 12-15 sessions including workshops over the 6 days. He will be joined this year by Peter Apolo, a Kenyan pastor and friend of Gabriel, whom he met when studying at Capernwray Bible School in Cumbria. Peter plans to speak and lead a series of studies on the book of Ephesians
Thirty students from the ICCU (International Christian College, Uganda will attend at the same time as the youth camp but have their own programme led by local pastors.
Some of you may already be aware of the work done at the Project by the recent visitors from East Kilbride in Scotland. During their two-week stay they achieved the following:
- dental examinations and oral checks for all the pupils and many of the local villagers,
- preparation of the senior boys’ dormitory to make it fit for habitation,
- installation of sports courts – basketball, netball and volleyball courts
- teaching of handicrafts in the vocational college – knitting and sewing,
- teaching in the primary and secondary schools.
- a pictorial overview of all the aspects of the Project.
If you would like to read about their visit in more detail, visit the News section of the website and take a look at the photographs in the new Luwero in Pictures section.
Gabriel Will Be Visiting Supporters
Gabriel plans to visit Germany and the UK this autumn. He will be in Germany for the first three weeks in October and in the UK during the last week in October through to mid-December. His UK itinerary is currently being planned and will include visits to Worthing, Northamptonshire, North West England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Anyone wanting Gabriel to visit their area should contact the office via the website.
The New Wells
Last August I reported that Luwero, like the UK, had experienced a shortage of rain and that some of the wells in the community had dried up. I am delighted to inform you that the 2 new wells drilled over the summer months are working well and yielding a steady supply of fresh, clean water. In addition, the recent rainfalls mean that the existing well outside the clinic is working well too.
School pupils are busy preparing for their end of term exams. The school term finishes on 24th August and recommences at the end of September.
2020 Luwero Calendars
2020 Luwero Calendars will be available from October this year. Details will be included in the next Newsletter. As usual, copies can be ordered via the office.