Tuesday, December 12, 2006

December 12 2006

We are about to head for the Okanagen Valley for our Christmas Holidays. On Saturday we will drive up in hopefully good weather conditions to Kelowna. Mom and dad have been doing their hardwood floors for the last month so things could be alittle chaotic. They have spent a lot of time scraping off old lino and asbestos tiles to get down to their fir flooring which has been probably been covered for 20-30 years.

We will be sharing about our missionary work in Vernon Christian Felowship on Sunday where my good and long-time friend Erol Bortucene is a pastor. It will be good to see him and to see many friends we have there in the church.

We are hoping by Friday we will have enough money in our Equip account to purchase our tickets. We will be leaving by January 15th God Willing for Uganda. We will be spending two days in the air and then arrive in Entebbe on Wednesday, Jan 17th. We will be picked up by some staff from Bush Fire and will hopefully settle in to our house on the Hopeland YWAM Jinja base.

Our first few weeks will be spent trying to settle in, letting our bodies adjust to a new time and a new climate. We will need to buy various itmes and set up our house. It will be nice to part of a Christian community as we resettle b ack into Uganda. It has been a year ago since jane and I visited and it has been almost 2 1/2 years since we lived in Uganda as a family.

We ask for your prayers as we are faced with many more adverse situations like the diseases and climate which can really wipe a person out.

We will start to meet with the families in OKM (Orphans Know More) and visit the Bush Fire base (Bush Fire Children's Home) . Jane will be involved with interviewing and meeting the OKM families as we figure out how we can best help them with their farming and home situations. We will also be begin to work out plans with the directors of BF and OKM.

1 comment:

violet said...

Nice blog, Chris and Jane! I'll be looking forward to keeping up with your comings and goings here.