"Trusting God In Unusual Times"

Gonzaga Christopher Byomire,
Coordinator overseeing Kingdom View
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Over the last few weeks Christopher, the Kingdom View coordinator has been sending us status reports on Uganda. We wanted to let you know what is happening. There are less than 120 cases of COVID-19 in Uganda and no deaths so far. Incoming flights are not allowed into the country at this time, so we are postponing our return until things become clearer.

The staff (guards, housing and grounds maintenance) are all showing up to work even though the country is locked down until at least May 14th which may be extended. The president is not allowing any cars to move around without special permits. Christopher tells us people walk to the market or grocery stores but can't use taxis, boda bodas (motorcycles) or private vehicles unless they are essential personnel.
  All staff live next door or within easy walking distance to Kingdom View. Christopher is not far but we have given him the option of working from home. But he comes by 3-4 times during the week to pray with the staff and make sure the facility is in great shape. Currently he is working on a database for the ministry so everything is integrated along with encouraging people on social media.

We all look forward to the time when the university opens and we can resume cooking classes, movie night discussions, face to face career counseling, Bible studies and one on one discipleship. God is on the throne and we know He has got this.  We just need to persevere and exhibit the fruits of the spirit.

Our desire is to continue to be a light on the hill even if we encourage people through electronic means.  Our mission is to help people see things from God's perspective rather than worldly views that lead to bondage.
We don't know when the government will allow the universities to reopen, but we are being creative in how we comfort, encourage and disciple through social media and online means. Christopher and Margaret continue to do career counseling using WhatsApp and email.

Christopher reports that the staff is meeting on a regular basis to pray and encourage each other. We are maintaining the staff payroll and appreciate all of you and your continued support of the ministry during this tough time. Since March 1st, our donations are down 73% from last year and any assistance is greatly appreciated.

With grateful hearts and prayers for all,

Mark and Margaret