Wednesday, August 31, 2011

School Suppies for Uganda - All glory be to God!

It’s about time I updated you on how the big school supply distribution in Uganda went…
First however, I have to tell you an amazing story of God’s provision.

When I originally e-mailed my friends Sam and Bonny to ask what it would take to provide school supplies for some of their students, they responded with a budget for 120 students… yikes! Last time we did this back in 2010 we provided school supplies for 60 students however their ministry has grown so much since then that this time they were hoping to double that number (just for the record, that is not even close to the number of kids in their programs however many of those kids are unable to attend school). Sam and Bonny assured me that they would be happy with whatever amount we were able to send however I so badly wanted to meet their goal. I began praying that God would provide the amount needed to service 120 students yet with each day that passed the possibility seemed less and less likely… by worldly standards that is. How glad I am that God does not operate according to the standards of this world! No one aside from my mother and I knew our goal nor did anyone know how much money had come in. Nevertheless, the night before we were due to send the money to Uganda someone gave us a very generous donation which brought our total up to $1716 – enough for 122 students! God alone knew what was needed and He provided in a way that only He can!

So, thanks to God’s faithful provision, last Saturday 120 students in Kampala, Uganda received new backpacks filled with school supplies to equip them for a new semester. What’s more, in spite of ever-increasing inflation, Sam and Bonny were able to obtain even better prices than they had originally calculated and were able to purchase the supplies for just over $13 per child.
The extra $100? It is going to sponsor three needy students for the upcoming semester…







Thank you to everyone who gave so generously – you have made a difference in the lives of these students!

4 comments:

Orphan`s Ministry said...

What a great blessing!!! What a blessing to see smile and happy kids!Praise the lord who cares about these poor children!
Alla

Sarah said...

That's soo awesome they made their goal! God is GOOD! :) I LOVE all their happy faces! Thank you for sharing!!

Jenny said...

Yay! Love the photos!

Amanda said...

That is soooooo GREAT!!!!!