Meet sweet little Ronnie. I met Ronnie a year ago during a visit to Uganda. Ronnie was 6 years old and couldn't walk when he arrived at the rescue home. His mother died giving birth to him and his father was very young. Villagers cared for Ronnie at first, then turned him over to his dad who had no idea how to care for a young child. Ronnie ended up in very poor condition and was brought to YES Uganda's rescue home. Ronnie was loved well by the staff and other children and has not only learned to walk, but has thrived! The father is now re-married and is working hard to learn how to parent Ronnie in a loving way. In this picture, his father and new mother were visiting him at the home and had bought a suit and tie for him. Our goal now is to help the dad with some training, perhaps in the vocational training center, and strengthen the home so that Ronnie can grow up in his family and in the village he is from!
There are only 26 days until our family leaves for missionary training!
When we pull out of the driveway to travel to training on Saturday, October 22nd, our one time budget will be 100% funded! What a great number: 100%!! This is due not only to generous one time gifts that have been given, but also our current monthly donations that have accumulated.
OUR BIGGEST NEED NOW: We are officially at 82% of our needed monthly/yearly giving and asking that all friends who are still praying about their monthly giving levels will begin their EFT bank draft in the next 26 days so we can buy airfare and deploy December 7th!
Here is what we ask you to pray we can get before leaving for training:
seven $50 monthly donors
five $100 monthly donors
two $200 monthly donors
one $300 monthly donor
Check out the progress at YES Uganda's vocational training facility!!
Thanks for praying and giving so generously, dear friends!!
Daryn, Brooke, Grace, Anteneh, JoAn, and Luke West