The calm before the storm… we have just returned from a refreshing week away in Fort Portal – the land of the Crater Lakes in western Uganda. Apart from a pocket of school planning and receiving phone calls about pigs and cows… we checked out! We stayed in a pretty incredible budget place, a campsite with huts by a crater lake with several troops of monkeys swinging, jumping and messing around us (even trying to steal our breakfast if we weren’t careful!)
We fitted in a 20km walk to a waterfall (our legs regretted it for the next few days); and were ‘day visitors’ to a couple of luxurious lodges.
We are now back and ready for quite a big year ahead (particularly big couple of months). We do update our prayer request page regularly, so do check it if you would like to pray for us, however here’s a few things that we are ploughing through right now:
- Advertising for our new nursery teacher training college which opens in the first weekend of February. Please pray for students! There is a demand for high quality early childhood teacher training and we are slightly stepping out of our depth here, but believe it is the natural next step to take.
- Planning for the college! Putting together the jigsaw of the required government curriculum and working out what we should add that would be necessary for the local context.
- Still working on a few bits of paperwork needed to apply for Myron’s adoption on the Uganda side, then we can apply for a court date – would love for this to be soon!
- Myron will be starting a home-school co-operative preschool for two mornings a week next week. Pray he transitions into this new phase really well.