July 5, 2010

Good news from Uganda!

We are so thankful for the news we received the morning of July 1 from Kenneth at Heart of a Child Uganda.  The commissioner at the Ministry of Gender in Uganda has written our approval letter to operate our baby home as a fully licensed baby's home in Uganda.  We are currently awaiting the minister's signature on that letter, but we have been given the verbal go ahead to begin accepting more babies into our home.  Praise the Lord!

womanwithbabyUp to this point, we have been operating on a very meager budget: rent, utilities, one nanny, and one baby.  We want to thank all of you who have sent financial donations to our Uganda program.  We hope to update you with photos of our progress very soon.

Now is the time that we will need to move ahead fully with funding for the baby's home.  If you would like to make a donation to our Uganda baby's home, you can do that from our website. It is estimated that we will need approximately $4,000-$5,000 to operate the baby's home monthly.  As of today's e-mail, we only have one committed monthly supporter.  Please prayerfully consider what God would have you do to care for orphans.

We are also putting together materials for anyone who would like to present this ministry opportunity to their church. (For more information regarding these materials, please contact us.)

We appreciate your prayers also as we move forward with our adoption program and our mission trip in October.  Our board has chosen this year's adoptive families, and they are in the process of gathering paperwork and completing home studies so they will be ready to accept the child that God has chosen for their families.  (These first families are adopting through our Uganda program without paying any program fees to Nightlight.)

Our mission trip is planned for October, and we are currently accepting applications.  If you would like further information about this trip, please contact our mission team leader Chelsea Gosnell at chelseag@nightlight.org.

Thank you again for all your prayers and support.

(You can donate here.)

In Christ,
Lisa Prather, LMSW

0 comments on “Good news from Uganda!”

  1. YAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!And thanks for the enoguracement that God is at work on our hearts at different times. The time is not now for us, but it is coming. I think about the child who will look nothing like us, but will be completely and utterly ours. Thanks for the reminder that God wants our hearts, not just our dollars.Buechner says it this way: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Releasing children from poverty is definitely your deep gladness. Honored to learn from you, Shaun!

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