August 2018

2018 mission report

We were not able to go to Uganda last year (2017) through lack of funds, this surprised us as we had not missed a trip since 1997. So being faith filled Christians we took it to prayer and God gave us a number of reasons He had for us not to go. However just before Christmas a Lady phoned and said”I understand that you did not go to Uganda this year but God has told me to give you the fare to go next year” Glory Hallelujah.

The timing was great and we were able to get tickets at quite reasonable prices in the January sales, then we had to stay in faith for the expenses needed for the mission, needless to say as the mission date got closer we were blessed with 4 different donations which covered all the expenses. –Brilliant. Where God Guides He Provides. He is Jehovah Jireh our provider.

This trip was amazing, we had 3 Ladies with us, Luana, Ellie and Gugu. together they are “Lifestream” an acapella worship team. When they ministered at most of the meetings and sessions we had, Heaven came down and everyone was touched with the tangible presence of God. Interestingly enough Luana had wanted to come with us in 2017 when we could not go but at the same time the other 2 girls could not make it, He He, God has a plan always. We traveled all over Uganda and held at least 40 sessions of preaching /Teaching. The Power of God was ever present to Heal and many were healed of various maladies and diseases, Broken bones were nit together, eyes were healed, hearing restored and bodies had complete overhaul.

What I loved was that at nearly every meeting we had, at no matter what location it was held, people would come into the meeting saying that they wanted to give their lives to Jesus and as we led them in a prayer of salvation  healing always followed. –excellent The women’s conference headed up by Rose was the best yet, but I will let her tell you all about it

Urgent Help Needed.

Land erosion
We had this message from Headmaster Stephen recently with photo’s & video clip of damage to the foundation of the building just behind the nursery school which is where many of the teaching staff live; which if not repaired quickly would have serious consequences not only on that building but also the Nursery itself.
‘Rev Gerry & Pastor Rose. Sorry to tell you now but it’s my duty to report about the work. We are having too much rains these days, More than we have had before but the problem rain has caused is that the building for the staff quarters are soon falling apart if at all we don’t build the stone wall to hold the ground on which it is standing. We need to save these buildings before the ground is washed down by rain and damages the nursery also.
Secondly, today we indeed need your prayers because Uganda is becoming so difficult. Can you believe that a bag of cement has risen from 31.000 (Uganda shillings) to 40,000 within these past 2 weeks, fuel petrol from 3,400 us to 4,000! It’s too much what we are getting through’
LATEST NEWS: August 2018: We were able to fortify the foundations and rebuild the retaining wall to the staff quarters as some funds became available. we saved the potential collapse of the outer wall–Brilliant.
Land erosion

Annual Run

Crawley AIM Race

The annual Crawley A.I.M. Charity 6 and 12hr Race organised by our ‘trusty trustee’ Pam Storey is taking place as usual at the K2 Sports facility in April – this year also with a 24hr race. Both the 24hr & the 12hr are now fully booked with others waiting – Still places on the 6hr though if you’re interested. Over 80 runners so far… They must be MAD if you ask me… ‘Making A Difference’ – we are so grateful. Thank you.

Note: the event has taken place and we are now waiting to see what the final donation is. A big thank you to all those who took part, without your efforts we could do what we do.

A Word From Our Headmaster

The Headmaster with some of the children

My heart is that all children should have a good education not just the few, but in these days the level of poverty is increasing in Uganda. People are crying because they can’t get jobs, small businesses are failing, fishermen are no longer able to fish – all this making it difficult and even impossible for parents to send their children to school – this then also means the teachers salaries are delayed or reduced. Nurses are also crying as people cannot afford medical supplies.

’We ask for people out there in the U.K. who have been blessed by God, to bless the work in Uganda through A.I.M. so

Come with us to Kiyindi in July, you’ll have the time of your life – meeting people and children that will capture your heart forever. Preach in the Churches and villages, Teach in the Schools, Serve in the Medical Centre or simply come and see that it’s a great place in spite of the challenges. ‘There are plenty of opportunities for mission, but if you can’t go, you can still send and pray’

Pray for Uganda. We do of course thank God for all He has done so far, and all the people who have supported the work,  – the School, Water, Electricity, Sponsored Children, and Medical Centre etc. we are grateful that in all these years He has heard our cries.

We Do Love Our Children

We do love our children

Our heart is that all children should have a good education not just the few, but in these days the level of poverty is increasing in Uganda. People are crying because they can’t get jobs, small businesses are failing, fishermen are no longer able to fish – all this making it difficult and even impossible for parents to send their children to school – this then also means the teachers salaries are delayed or reduced. Nurses are also crying as people cannot afford medical supplies.

’We ask for people out there in the U.K. who have been blessed by God, to bless the work in Uganda through A.I.M. so

Come with us to Kiyindi in July, you’ll have the time of your life – meeting people and children that will capture your heart forever. Preach in the Churches and villages, Teach in the Schools, Serve in the Medical Centre or simply Come and see. It’s a great place in spite of the challenges. ‘There are plenty of opportunities for mission, but if you can’t go, you can still send and pray’

News of the Uganda Presidency…

It used to be just 2 terms in office until the law was changed a few years ago to allow the president to remain for 3, now it seems that it has been changed again from a retirement age of 75, to life, meaning that he can now remain until he dies. We understand that the 400+ members of parliament received very large sums of money to bring this about and have also had their terms of office extended from 5 to 7 years between elections, so there will therefore be no more elections until 2023. The rich get richer & the poor are getting poorer.

It`s Turnaround Time

This was the theme for the amazing 3 day Conference we held in Uganda this year.
So many people had their lives impacted for the better. many were healed and many gave their lives to Jesus.
It was the most extraordinary time and we felt so privileged to have been a part of it.
Kiyindi village is fast becoming a town now as more and more come flocking in. ( in the year 2000 there was less than 5000 people living in Kiyindi now there are over 30,000. Things have certainly turned around for this once sleepy fishing village on the edge of Lake Victoria.
Our Schools are buzzing with children and so many of them are getting high marks in their exams that we have has the best Academic year for any school in our District (210 schools)

The 2nd dormitory is now built and in use for the boarding Students, so with 2 dormitories we can house 224 students that`s a great result for us and the authorities are happy.
As you can imagine there is so much more to do and so much more equipment etc needed.
We were able to supply water from our borehole to the school via an electric pump ( which broke down leaving the school without water for 5 days) to standpipes in the school grounds a few months ago and the difference this makes is amazing. No MORE RUNNING DOWN TO THE LAKE TO FILL JERRY CANS WITH WATER AND HAVING TO CARRY THEM UPHILL TO THE SCHOOL Hurrah!

Hope for the future

It started with just a plot of wasteland in the year 2000… Now see the amazing things that are there… We are amazed…

Video update

We have just been sent a video update of the school project.