DLM Newsletter March 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023
Tiling has started at the ministry home! We love seeing the continued progress. Glory to God Alone!
Saturday, March 4, 2023
I had a wonderful day visiting several of our educational sponsor kids at various schools around Kampala. It was so good to see them! The opportunity to receive a quality education is so valuable to them and to their families. Two of the kids received an English Bible today, as well! I also got to see my sweet Favor and her mom. We praise God for His many blessings and give Him all the glory!
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Today was a busy day! Mama Fab and I went to my Baptist church. I have been using the same IT guy to repair my computer for the past 5 years or so. He is a Seventh-day Adventist, and I had invited him to my church a couple years back. It was a nice surprise to see him visiting my church this morning. Glory to God!
We had our first Bible study meeting with a new group of primary 7 kids. We will be meeting each Sunday after church to continue sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Lastly, I was able to share with some community kids that DLM will be sponsoring them for school. The children were so excited! It's always a blessings to see how thankful the kids are for the opportunity to go to school. We are so thankful for such supportive friends and family who continue to sponsor these children.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Today’s trip to Jeholand Junior School was exceptionally rewarding as I was able to register the three kiddos I mentioned in yesterday’s post. These three brothers will be sponsored through Delight in the Lord Ministries’ Educational Sponsorship program. We are so very thankful for our educational sponsors! Several of our children including these three sweet brothers have also been sponsored to cover the cost of boarding. Being in the boarding section of school gets them out of bad home life situations where the parent may be a drunkard and/or doesn’t take care of the child. We praise God for His blessings on these kids. Glory to God Alone!
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The Umeme team, our Ugandan power company, is on the ground today finally connecting power to the property. This is the first meter box to be installed. Next week, the team will return to install the second meter box. Power is coming soon! Glory to God Alone!
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Today’s visit to Jeholand Junior School was super rewarding as the newly sponsored boys’ hearts were overflowing with thankfulness!! Mama Fab and I were able to give out deodorants to some of the older children thanks to our DLM supporters.
I have not visited the ministry house in a few days, but I hear that things are moving along at a rapid pace! We are so thankful for the many financial donations, Brian’s leadership in handling this huge construction project, and the many construction workers who are making this ministry home a reality! Get your passport ready!!! We can't wait to host mission teams!
Praise God!! Glory to Him Alone!
Saturday, March 11, 2023
So much excitement is going on with the construction of Delight in the Lord Ministries’ ministry home. Brian was on site today and shared these pictures and videos. He has four teams working today!
Gideon, one of former sponsored kids, is working with the construction teams. He has already learned to take measurements and cut the tiles! He wants to work with the tiling team as his full time job! God is so good!!!
Arynda received training on the new electrical meter today!!!
We give God all the glory for this progress!
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Sunday, March 12, 2023
After I attended my church today, I hosted the weekly Bible study. The kids first played heads up, seven up for a little bit. They love this game! Then, the group divided into teams and competed in a game of Bible trivia. The winning team received a lollipop at the end! Each child received a Bible timeline coloring packet which was read and discussed as part of the lesson. The children enjoyed shading (coloring) one of the pages. I encouraged them always to search the scriptures to know what is Truth instead of believing everything they are told. We read Acts 1:12-26, focusing on verses 21 and 22, regarding the qualifications of an apostle. We also studied 1 Timothy chapter 2.
I love reading the Word of God with the kiddos and watching them learn things they've never heard or known before. Such a blessing! Thanks to our supporters, we were able to give six new Bible study members an English Bible. Glory to God that more children have access to their own copy of God's Word!
As usual, we ended our time together with a soda and a snack.
Monday, March 13, 2023
We praise God for all the progress that’s being made on the DLM ministry home. Brian is spending many days on site since so many projects are in action: septic tank, plumbing, tiling, electrical, outside finishes, etc. Glory to God Alone!
Our next project is the cafeteria/pavilion ($62,000) which will be necessary for community outreach once I shift there in the next few months. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of God’s work here in Uganda. You can help make this possible by giving to the building program. Check out our website Delight in the Lord Ministries for giving options.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 My trip to Jeholand Junior School today was during the students’ morning break time. A few kids received new sportswear uniforms today! Thankful to God for sponsors who provide for the sponsor kids.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
After almost two weeks, I made a visit to the ministry home! I am so excited to see the progress!
Friday, March 17, 2023
Yesterday, while at the property, we staked out the exact positioning for the kitchen/cafeteria, the administration building, the head master housing, and the visitor building. It was tedious work. NOTE: see the video and pictures as evidence. Now we wait until God provides the funds to start the foundation. God has used many of you through prayer and financial support to build this ministry home, and we thank God for each one of you. We trust He will continue to provide for the building of the school. Glory to God Alone!
Sunday, March 19, 2023
After church today, I met with 19 children for Bible study. Some of these children are sponsored and others are boarders or day schoolers at Jeholand Junior School. My time with them is very special since I'm unable to meet with them during the week due to lengthy classes. Today, we met from 1:45 - 4:45 pm. We talked about scripture being our highest level of authority over any person and read various scriptures to validate it. Glory to God!
Friday, March 24, 2023
Skimming is being done on the walls in the ministry home. Skimming is the process of putting a mixture of undercoat, vinyl paint, and water that makes a thicker substance on the wall and ceiling to cover up any cracks and to smooth it out. This goes on top of a single layer of white paint. After skimming, they can begin painting the 2 coats of our paint color. The ceiling will be white. We are still deciding on the paint color for the walls.
The carpenter came on site today to start the framing of the kitchen cabinets. Can’t wait to come back next week and see the framing.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Today was visitation day for some of our secondary sponsor kids. I visited our sponsored children who attend New Hope High School while they were waiting for their moms to come visit.
Of course, when I travel to this side of town, I make sure I see Sharuwah and my Favor girl!
Monday, March 27, 2023
One of our sponsored kids, Fab, has been really sick for several days with what we believe was malaria. He has been treated, but he has sickle cell anemia and is having some complications. For the past several days he has been receiving treatment from the local clinic, but today I had to transport him to the international hospital. I spent this afternoon at the hospital with him while his mama, Mama Fab, prepared things at home so she can stay with him at the hospital. Please pray for healing for him! Glory to God for His great plan!
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Ministry home progress!
More skimming is being done. Painting the walls will begin soon.
Kitchen cabinets are coming along.
The base of the water tank stand is complete.
A brick wall will be constructed to act as a stopper to prevent the rain water from running down the slope to the house. It’s being built now.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Update on Fab - Fab has greatly improved and is no longer in pain like before. We thank God! Fab read the comments from everyone that was praying for him and had a big smile on his face!! He is still in the hospital and on an antibiotic. I’ve been going each afternoon so his mom can go home. God willing, he’ll be discharged tomorrow and will continue the antibiotic from home. Thank you all for praying for him and his mom!
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Fab was discharged from the hospital early this evening. He will be with me at my house recovering until his follow up appointment in a few days. Thank you all again for the many prayers. God deserves all the glory!
Also, we had fun administering his IV medication from home per doctor's orders! :)
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Soli Deo Gloria ~ Glory to God Alone