Impacting The Youth In Kenya and Uganda...

Dear brethren,

I hope that this email finds you all doing fine in the Lord. Here in Uganda we are doing well except for the pain I am in after the accident on the 11th day of January 2013. We began well, we weremall gathered together as a church to thank God for being with us and also prayed for the same protection during the 2013. 

On the 9th of January I left Busia going to Nyahururu in the Central part of Kenya, in the so called Kenya Highlands. This is where Thomson Falls is located. It is a very good tourist site. There is also a veterinary school, one of the best in East Africa. I had gone see their program and if they can train Paul. While there I also met with the brethren who are going to be hosting the church of the East Africa Gospel meeting this year and I helped them with some plans showing them what they should be doing right now to get ready for the big meeting. 

On the 11th of January 2013 I left very early in the morning and arrived in Busia on the Kenya side and took a bodaboda motorcycle to take me across into Uganda. We were riding well now on the Uganda side. On the Jinja road there was a taxi which, was parked aside the road, drove into the road making a u-turn and  ran into us. The same taxi took me to the hospital. The x-ray was made and no bone was found broken but veins and the muscles were very much affected. I am having a lot of pain on my right foot and right side ribs and also on the left knee and leg. The pain is now reducing compared to the first day of the accident. 

The churches of Christ in Busia and Namayingo District organized a youth seminar which was hosted by Nandwa this year from the 16th to the 18th of January 2013. Sixty-three youth from seven congregations attended. Each youth was supposed to contribute 2000 shillings and 20,000 shillings from each congregation to cater for meals. Fourteen youth contributed and three congregations contributed. I was assigned to teach about a youth entrepreneurship. They had to endure with me because I was teaching while seated with my right leg stretched on another chair. I taught on the 17th and brother Peter Angata from Buswale church of Christ taught on the 18th of January 2013. Each youth was awarded with a certificate of attendance. There were also some Bible lessons. A youth was first given a certificate and his or her congregation was given a live chicken to rear. There was also an award to the best behaved youth on both sides of female and male and each was also awarded with a certificate and his congregation was given a chicken. These chicken were to help the youth of that congregation to start an enterprise so that at the next seminar they will have some income to enable them to contribute for the seminar. The congregation which brought more youth, their youth were given a chicken also. It was a good time meeting these young boys and girls studying the word of God together. Buswale Church of Christ will be hosting next years youth seminar. May our Lord bless you all as you strife to serve Him. 

Francis, Margaret and Paul Wechesa

Posted on January 20, 2013 .