Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kuwasha News!

We have a few exciting opportunities to share, all of the new nursery students are up for sponsorship and there are now 2 career opportunities with Kuwasha! 

Every year Kibaale Community School intakes 51 new students into our Nursery class and they are the cutest! Each of these students needs a sponsor and they are up on the website now! 

For $40 a month these children will receive a quality Christian education, school uniform, daily meal and free access to medical care. You can also build a relationship with a child you sponsor; send them emails, photos and updates on your family and they will respond back to you with the help of our social workers. 

100% of your money goes directly towards the child you sponsor and you'll receive a tax receipt.

Here are just a few of the kids you'll find on our website

This is Kemirembe Anitah, she is 5 years old. Anitah lives with her elderly grandmother, who is a peasant farmer, 1 brother and 1 sister in a small mud house, her biological parents abandoned the kids when she was very young. Anitah loves netball! 

This is Nsimenta Laban, he is 5 years old. Laban currently lives with his mother, 1 brother and 1 sister. His father abandoned the family and his mother who is an older woman is a peasant farmer. They live in a mud house with a grass roof; it is in quite poor condition. Laban loves soccer!

This is Namugema Eva, she is 5 years old. Eva currently lives with her father and 3 sisters in an old brick house on a small plot of land. Her father is a peasant farmer; her mother left the family after their divorce. Eva loves dolls! 

We are also hiring a Full Time Program Coordinator for our Canada office, more details are on the website

Or if you are looking to move to Uganda we have a posting for a Program Coordinator that is based here too! 

Feel free to share the sponsorship and career links with anyone you know that would be interested, thank you!! 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Going Home!

We are so excited to share that our family is returning home to Uganda today! Although we have all loved the time we were able to spend with family and friends in Canada these past few months there was always uncertainty with our timeline and Avin's health that we did not love. 

At Avin's most recent Dr appointments we finally received good news, the infection and her spine are healing exceptionally well! God has been so faithful during these months even when things didn't go as we would have planned, we have constantly felt a sense of peace. Avin has said a few times that it feels like the comfort of a blanket is over her even when things are uncertain, and we know that is because of so many people praying with us, all over the world! 

There are a few things that will need to be monitored with her healing and recovery, so she will be returning in the spring to BC Children's Hospital for some follow up appointments, but for now we are very excited to go home, all 6 of us! 

Avin would like to say a special thank you to everyone and would appreciate your continued prayers over the next couple months for full healing! 

A huge thank you to the very talented Jamie Delaine who just took some family photos for us, our schedule has been a little crazy lately but I'm so thankful she was so flexible and made the time! We loved every single photo, but here is just a few! 

We did not make Jamie's job easy, there was a lot of laughing!! 

"You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word." Psalm 119:114

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Our Canadian Winter

We have had an amazing time in Canada this winter, our kids have been able to experience a lot of really fun firsts! The youngest kids had no memory of seeing snow so they especially enjoyed a white Christmas and all the time they had to play outside! 

One of the houses we were given to use during our time here was in the very beautiful Whistler. It was so nice being away the 6 of us for a few nights to enjoy the sights but also just sleep in, watch Christmas movies and put a few puzzles together. 

Avin has been limited in the activity she can do but she had a great time playing in the snow and going for walks around the village and Lost Lake

Being in Whistler for a few days gave us the chance to eat at a few different places in the village, some of our favourites were Pure Bread, El Furniture Warehouse, Splitz Grill, and Hunter Gather.

We didn't do any skiing or tobogganing but we did ride the Peak 2 Peak gondola on a gorgeous day and it was definitely worth it, even just to walk around and enjoy the incredible view! 

Just days after we arrived in Canada Joel started his first job! He worked for friends of ours at Vancouver Photobooth taking Santa Photos at a nearby mall. He loved it and is so thankful for such a great experience and that he was able to make money for bible college next fall! 

Christmas celebrations with cousins! 

The kids with my sisters son, Ashton. 

With Jeff's sisters two kids, Tyler and Sarah. 

The kids doing their own version of the polar bear swim at Jeff's parents house in Nanaimo. 

They didn't last long in the ocean before running up to the hot tub! 

Our home while we lived in Canada was always near White Rock and it turned out that most of the houses we've been so generously lent during our stay have been also! Going to the beach for a walk or to skip rocks has been a favourite activity for all of us. 

We ended the Christmas season with friends in Tulameen, snowmobiling, sledding and ice skating, definitely a true Canadian winter holiday! 

Avin's friend Sophia who she spent the summer with is here for the week while Joel spends the week with a friend in Sechelt

It was so cold but so beautiful! 

Finn thought snowmobiling was the best thing ever. 

Avin was actually able to ride a bit too, finally a winter activity she could take part in! 

Mazzy fell in love with ice skating, unfortunately it's not something she'll get to do anytime soon in Uganda! 

Thank you Moody family for having us, we loved our time away!