Once again, we do appreciate all that you are doing in supporting us here in Uganda. Our long courses will end on the 25th of April 2014. The short course teachers will be coming by the 30th of April 2014 and we will host graduation on the 9th of May 2014. We are very busy with the plans for the graduation. We are also very thankful for the funds we received for the repairs and for purchasing the fingerlings. The ponds are full with water now. We have put the tilapia in and by the end of this week we will be putting in the catfish.
Our new reservoir is also now full. We are very thankful for your help. It is our hope that this time we will have water available for ten months so that we can harvest our fish by January 2015 before the dry season become severe.
The pig house is also under construction. Very soon it will be ready. We have fourteen piglets which need to be separated from their mothers, but we have no room for them.
Graduation is at hand. Each student is allowed to invite four visitors. All churches of Christ in the Busia and the Namayingo Districts have been invited. Some members of the churches from Mbale, Kampala, and Masindi have also been invited. We expect about 250 people or more at the graduation. Budget for meals is about Ugx 1,280,000/= decoration, public address system, graduation cake will cost Ugx 650,000/= hiring 100 chairs, and video coverage will cost Ugx 220,000/=. Total funds needed will be about Ugx 2,150,000 or $880 dollars. We also need to paint the walls with weather guard Paint which need about Ugx 515,000/= or $ 210 dollars. We were requesting if possible the funds to be sent at around 28th April, as May 1st is Labor Day. We can get paint from our friends early so that when the funds come we just pay them. It is our prayer that our loving father will bless you as you serve Him.
Among those graduating, we have six students from Congo who will be going back home shortly after graduation. They will need $150 dollar each for their fare back. We will be in need of $900 dollars. For the next intake, thirteen Christians from Congo have applied and I plan to go there and meet with them for interviews and also hold some seminars in those churches. I will need about $540 dollars for bus fare, meals and accommodation for one week. Sister Margaret also wanted to accompany me, if funds could be available. We will need $1,010 dollars. We plan to leave for Congo on the 23rd of June 2014 and come back on the 1st of July. We plan the first quarter of the fourth intake to start on the 14th of July 2014.
Margaret taught the first class. Ladies classes will resume on the 9th of June 2014 and end on the 21st of June. We are expecting about sixteen ladies. They have requested that the school help them with bus fare to come to the school and going back home. I cannot know how much will be needed because it will depend on the number and where they will be coming from. This program has been very helpful to our ladies both at the church and also in their homes. It is prayer that this program continues so that we save homes and churches.
Yours in Christ
Francis and Margaret Wechesa
To see the report from Francis, with pictures, please click here.