Phiona wrote to me to report with great excitement that the children all earned the best grades they’ve ever had! Especially Fred did very well in the new school. The old school was going to hold him back and make him do first grade again, though he is sixteen, but the new school let him move forward and they are working with him to help fill in the gaps. Now he gets a bus ride to school so he doesn’t have to struggle on his crutches over bumpy dirt roads. He is happy, and eager to learn. Phiona and Rebecca went to the orthopedic hospital with Fred twice and waited in vain. They don’t take appointments, you go, wait, and if they can’t get to you they tell you to come back another day. Finally they were able to see a doctor. They did tests and determined Fred has cerebral palsy, and that’s the cause of his walking problem. They won’t do the surgery but are putting him into physiotherapy. My eyebrows went down with this news. I’m going to ask for a second, and maybe third opinion. Sorry folks, this is how we do it in America. I know in Uganda what a doctor says is almost gospel and no one is welcomed to question a doctor, unless you have red hair and an American accent and a serious intent to get the very best care for a beloved child. I’m probably going to be someone’s bad day. When it comes to helping these kids, I don’t care if I bother you as long as it helps the ones I love.
If you have followed my stories about the children at Jame’s church in Uganda, you might immediately think about all the trouble we ran into while trying to help the children last year. That’s mostly unresolved trouble, but we are waiting on God’s perfect plan and timing and going forward at the pace Uganda will allow. Some day we will see justice…until then, we (Kirabo Seeds) are still trying to help the children. There is so much happening that is exciting and new for us. I will not post it all publically though because the good we try to do is immediately twisted and turned to lies and used to injure us. I’m doing my best not to give the enemy ammunition, and it’s so difficult for me to wear a silencer. So, if you are interested in learning more about the current work in Uganda that Kirabo Seeds is doing it is in the private blog: www.mzungumama.wordpress.com . To access this blog I need to know who you are and approve your access. There are intstructions for access on the tab above: Mzungu Mama.
To celebrate the happy news of good grades Phiona and I agreed to send the children cookies and sodas! First she had a worship time with them teaching them about Jesus, and singing songs of praise. Then they celebrated with their cookies and sweet drinks. The joy a simple bottle of organge crush and a big sweet cookie gives these kids still gives me the chills. Kids here in America can have cookies and soda so often they don’t even regard them as treats. And people ask me why I love to go to Uganda.