Unfortunately last year’s project to build a new toilet block has been delayed. Although some of the materials are on site work has not yet started. Now that COVID 19 has put the country into lockdown it will be some time before any progress can be made.
Alice and John are ‘stuck’ at the farmland while Uganda is in lockdown. There are about 20 other people there with them. They are having some difficulties because the pump for the borehole has broken down so there is no fresh water for the people and none for irrigation.
The good news is that the bore hole at the school and community centre nearby is still working well so they are able to get water from there but it needs transporting about a kilometer to the farm. People are praying for rain to water the crops that are being planted this month.
Another problem is getting necessary medication. Alice is not the only one who needs medicine for diabetes (and other problems) and most medication of this sort needs to be bought in Kampala. Alice’s son Simon Peter is trying to get the medicine but getting it transported to the farmland is not easy either as public transport is shut down. The bodabodas (motorcycle taxis) are not allowed to carry passengers at the moment but they can transport food and medicine, so hopefully that will be the answer to the problem.
Alice and John were thrilled to hear that they have an 11th grandchild. Their daughter Caroline, who lives in America with her husband Paul, had a little girl last week (03/04/20). Simon Peter and Lisa have 5 boys. Stephen and Brenda have a boy and 2 girls. Claire Peace and Rogers have 2 boys. And now Caroline and Paul have a daughter.
Please hold all those on the farm, the school staff and children from Modern School, and staff and children from the farmland school in your prayers during this difficult time. Alice always says that they live on miracles!