NEWSLETTER EWCV Uganda October 2011

October 2011 Newsletter for Eagles Wings Children’s Village, Uganda

Annual Christmas Feeding and Gift Bag Programs
We will be having our three annual Christmas feedings for the Lubumba community children including our own children of the three families.   We will also be needing to make up Gift Bags for the children from the communities.   These children will come three days before Christmas to receive their bags to take home to share with their family.   These food bags are to provide for their Christmas Day meal especially.   Food Bags will also go with our 72 children from the three families when the go back to spend a holiday with their former guardian for about five weeks.   We are looking at a total of 300 gift bags.

We are asking anyone who wishes to donate towards this program $30 CDN per child per food gift bag.   We need you to send the Canadian donations to Pat Bates in Winnipeg by October 20th this month like last year so that she can get the cheques to the bank and get the money to us for us to be able to shop for these items early in December.   We will need to purchase the items in bulk ahead of time before the shops raise their prices again for Christmas season.   Last month in September headline inflation rose to 28.3% in Uganda.   Food inflation is now soaring at 50.4%.   We will attempt to feed over 400 people a special Christmas meal, mostly children before Christmas after the church service and then around 100 children on Christmas Day.   December 28th we will feed the children along with their guardians before they go to their former guardians to visit for one month including January 2012.   These children from the three families will also take home with them a gift bag to help out with the feeding during their stay.

The gift bags include:  Rice, Sugar, Flour, Bread, Margarine, Cooking Oil, Matches, Beans, Washing and Bathing Soap, and a Fun Gift for Children.

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Other Projects under way for EWCV include:   Rebuilding of the Senior Secondary School (outside walls still to be completed), construction of Family #3 Housing  which includes 4 childrens’ huts, kitchen, parent’s house all still needed by Christmas, rebuilding the old kitchen and adding on of a Senior Secondary School kitchen.   The hiring of eight secondary teachers will take place next month.
Rev. Christopher Muwonge has been traveling back and forth to Kampala and Lukaya to complete:  1) The Government Registration of Beth Pipe Nursery & Primary School, 2) The new government registration procedure for our NGO Permit and Incorporation, 3) The Registration of our Lubumba Community Church for being able to perform Marriages legally.   We had to upgrade the flooring of the church to concrete with two steel vertical support poles installed to fulfill the demands of the town engineers who signed the architectural plans for us.   Christopher will return to Kampala to deal with all three issues for the fourth time on Tuesday.

Contact Information:  Eagles Wings Children’s Village, #300-404 Desalaberry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2L 2G3

Phone Pat Bates for financial information:   204-254-5309
Phone Francie Humby for child/staff/general information:  204-257-2483
Donations from the UK can go through “Love in Action” (Email: alan@nullugandamail.com); from USA – Real Partners Uganda, 523 Lafayette Blvd., Brigantine, New Jersey, 08203 USA (Email: eeiko@nullcomcast.net); from Europe – Hellenic Ministries, Lydias 12, 11527, Athens, Greece (Phone: 30-210-77.79.845 or Email: marina_karavas@nullhotmail.com).  ***Please indicate that your donation is for Eagles Wings Children’s Village in Uganda.
We ask for your prayers for all of this as we move forward with His guidance and direction.  Please pray for our three staff,
Social Worker, Allan Kisakye, who is to be married December 3rd,
Teacher Prossy to be married on December 10th, and
Head Teacher Samuel Wasswa on December 17th.
Our employee, Elisha, had his wife, Faith, give birth to a baby girl today.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada.
James 1:27 says “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”